[EDLING:101] Toyota International Teacher Program

Francis M. Hult fmhult at DOLPHIN.UPENN.EDU
Thu May 10 02:11:08 UTC 2007


Toyota International Teacher Program

Toyota values education as the foundation for excellence in people, products 
and the environment. In recognition of this core value, Toyota has contributed 
more than $301 million since 1991 to a variety of philanthropic programs in the 
U.S., with nearly 50% supporting education. In 2005, Toyota USA invested more 
than $40 million in philanthropic efforts. In addition to supporting a number 
of educational organizations, including the National Center for Family 
Literacy, Toyota offers programs that support teachers and students. These 
include Toyota TAPESTRY, Toyota International Teacher Program, and Toyota 
Community Scholars, as well as scholarships through UNCF, Hispanic Scholarship 
Fund, the U.S. Marine Corps, National FFA, and the American Indian College 
Fund. For more information visit: www.toyota.com/community 

Toyota also believes that in today's global society, international education 
and understanding are critical to success. In 1998, Toyota partnered with the 
Institute of International Education to develop its first study abroad program 
for U.S. teachers in Japan. 

Now in its ninth year, the Toyota International Teacher Program has greatly 
surpassed expectations regarding long-term value and impact. Building on the 
success of this original program design, Toyota is proud to open the program up 
to secondary school classroom teachers nationwide! 

In the 2007-2008 school year, Toyota will offer study visits to Japan, the 
Galapagos Islands and Costa Rica to full-time classroom teachers (grades 7-12, 
all subjects) in all 50 States and the District of Columbia. Each program will 
offer country-specific themes to help educators expand their professional 
skills, increase cultural awareness, and enhance their understanding of 
environmental issues around the world.

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