Becoming an LRTT Fellow is a unique experience that combines leadership development with purposeful travel in an unforgettable and impactful adventure.
If you’re a teacher who’s passionate about education and wants to make the most of your summer then LRTT is for you.
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As teachers, we never stop learning - and one of the most valuable and impactful ways to keep growing is by sharing our experience with other teachers. LRTT Fellowships bring teachers with diverse backgrounds and experiences together to help each other master their craft.What's it all about?
An LRTT Fellowship is the perfect opportunity for teachers looking to combine highly effective teacher development and unforgettable travel experience. Our Fellows come from all over the world, but mostly the US, UK, Australia, New Zealand and Europe.Six Reasons to Join a Fellowship
Every child has the right to quality education and teaching is the single biggest factor influencing learning in schools. Yet too many teachers around the world lack the training and the support they need to make this a reality. Our mission is to upskill and empower teachers to get every child, in every classroom, learning.
We run Fellowships in 11 countries around the world, across Africa, Asia and the Caribbean. We partner with and support local organisations co-facilitating training in places where teachers receive little or no ongoing professional development and where education really does change lives.Where we work
All Fellowships run during the holidays so teachers from the US, UK, and Australia are able to participate. With a range of locations and start dates to choose from, there is a Fellowship for every teacher.
To apply to join an LRTT Fellowship, we invite you to complete a short application form to share your teaching experience and explain your motivations for joining. From there, you'll speak to one of our team to review your suitability and support you in joining the team.Becoming an LRTT Fellow
You’ll be one of 25 passionate educators trained and equipped as an LRTT Fellow.
Working together, you will co-design and run training days to empower and up-skill teachers.
You'll support four teachers by observing, giving feedback, by practising strategies together.
By championing peer support and contributing to a culture of getting better every day.
Teachers who join our Fellowships experience a new education context are trained as instructional coaches and grow while facilitating our training. Our impact data shows that as well as building new skills, Fellows become more confident as teachers and develop as leaders.Learn more
Sarah Thompson, 2019 Fellow
More details of what's included can be found on each Fellowship page.
In joining an LRTT Fellowship you become a member of the LRTT global teacher movement. Being part of this community gives you access to teaching resources, invitations to exclusive LRTT events, and savings on future Fellowships you join.
Once you’ve confirmed your place on a Fellowship team you’ll have access to a range of resources to prepare you for your role as a Fellow and help you get ready for your travelling experience, too. All pre-Fellowship training is designed to fit around your regular teaching schedule and can all be done at your own pace.
All in-country accommodation is provided during your Fellowship experience. The type of accommodation used varies across Fellowships. More details about where Fellows stay during their Fellowship can be found on each project page.
From the moment you land in your Fellowship country, our team will be there to meet you and transfer you from the airport to the group accommodation. From here, all your in-country transport is included. Depending on which Fellowship you join, this will either be private buses, tuk-tuks, or safari vans.
All meals are included as part of your LRTT Fellowship. A big part of travelling to any new country is the chance to try new foods and flavours. With Fellowships in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean, you’re really spoilt for choice.
Every Fellowship is led by a team of qualified teachers with a range of leadership experience and prior participation in LRTT Fellowships. Your Team Leaders will be available to support you in the lead up to your Fellowship and 24⁄7 during your in-country experience.
On completion of your LRTT Fellowship, you’ll be awarded a certificate confirming your participation of 100 hours of teacher development. Because of this, many of our Fellows receive support from their schools to join a Fellowship.
On completing your first Fellowship you’ll instantly become a member of our alumni community. As an LRTT alum, you’ll be invited to exclusive LRTT events, receive valuable teaching resources on an ongoing basis, as well as having access to grants and discounts on any future Fellowships you join.
The experience was amazing. It was great to be able to immerse myself in a completely different culture and see how schools operate in a totally different context to what we are used to. Visiting somewhere so rural meant that we really experienced Uganda properly.
This experience was one of my proudest moments in my teaching career. It allowed me to meet like-minded fellows and build new relationships and I’ve come out stronger as a teacher.
Taking part in a second fellowship I feel I was able to offer a lot more knowledge about what successful training sessions looked like and I was able to guide others to think about how.
I feel more passionate about reducing educational disadvantage and that as a team leader next year I will be able to have a greater impact. In Pune schools, I saw first hand the impact the Fellows are having.
After a tough year of teaching, I feel as though I am coming back to as a different person. Working together with in-country teachers we shared our experiences to grow together as educators. This is an experience I could not have gotten anywhere else, and I am excited to be back this school year with a whole new outlook and approach to teaching.
Without a doubt, LRTT is my most valuable professional development experience to date. It's developed me as a teacher and a leader and I have every intention of staying involved for many years to come.
This summer has been both life-changing and life-affirming for me. It has taught me that I am capable of things that I would never have guessed and reminded me that there are people out there in the world whose aspirations, vision and morality truly align with my own. I feel like I have found my tribe.
I've made some awesome new friends and hopefully been the catalyst for educational change elsewhere in the world. I've returned to work so much more positive and enthused for the profession, so all in all, the most incredible Summer ever!
It massively exceeded my expectations. I had a wonderful time in Cambodia. The combination of the gratification gained from seeing the impact of the training on the teachers, the varied excursions and the group of like-minded people I was with made it the best experience I have ever had.
I built fantastic working relationships with the Nepalese teachers and learnt so much from them. By the end of my time in Nepal, I felt I was able to successfully lead CPD. Since returning to my school I've delivered CPD on routines and AfL at my school.
This was, by far, one of the most incredible experiences of my life. I had a great relationship with my lead teacher and all of the staff at the school. The Team Leaders were very responsive and supportive.
A once in a lifetime experience. I was absolutely thrilled and humbled to work so closely with local teachers. I would definitely recommend LRTT and would love to continue to be a part of its mission as it's something I feel very strongly about.
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