Call for Applications


Initiated by the Associated Colleges in China (ACC), a study abroad program in China administered by Hamilton College, this award supports site visits to study abroad programs in China and Taiwan. The primary goal of this award is to help teachers to gain insight into their students’ learning processes in the target language setting, and encourage teachers to design effective instruction to advance students’ linguistic and cultural competencies beyond study abroad programs. The study abroad programs to be visited should not be established by the applicant’s home institution.

Award and Eligibility

The CLTA Awards Committee intends to select one recipient for this award. The recipient will receive $1,000 to defray the cost of the trip, though the level of support, as well as number of recipients, may increase when more funding is secured in the future. The recipient will be expected to submit a short follow-up report, which will be posted on the CLTA Forum, to share his/her experiences with the general CLTA membership, as well as the donors.

All full-time K-16 teaching professionals with at least three years of teaching or administrative experience and active CLTA member status are eligible to apply. However, CLTA members who are serving on the Awards Committee are not eligible to apply for this award due to a conflict of interest.

Application and Materials

Application materials for the 18-19 CLTA Study Abroad Site Visit Award should be sent to CLTA Award Committee at with the subject line “Study Abroad Award” by Sept. 30th, 2018. The result of the award competition will be announced by December 15th, 2018. To apply, please prepare and submit the following items:

  1. A current CV
  2. A statement of purpose (12 size font, one to two pages, double-spaced) stating the program(s) to be visited and how such visits will benefit the development or the growth of the study abroad program in the applicant’s home institution as well as the development or the growth of the institution’s Chinese language program.
  3. The completed award application form

Please DO NOT identify yourself and your institute in the statement of purpose. Identifying information will be removed prior to anonymous review.


Past Recipients