Can I request a preferred country if I am selected?
No. The CTF matches educators where they will do the most good, based on various factors such as the needs identified by the partner organization in the country of assignment, the participant’s background and areas of expertise. You will be informed of your country of assignment when you are notified that you have been selected. This is typically sometime in late January.
What is the cost to me if I am selected as a PO participant?
The CTF will pay all project-related costs including costs of transportation, accommodation and meals both for the orientation in Ottawa and the overseas travel and assignment. We also pay program related costs such as vaccinations not covered by your health plan or travel visas required for the project countries.
Is there training before I go overseas?
Yes. From February to June, you will work with a Team Leader and the rest of your team, with periodic input from the CTF. Also, the CTF provides workshops as part of an orientation for Project Overseas participants in Ottawa the first week in July, before your assignment starts.
What happens if I have to drop out at any point in the process?
Emergencies happen. If there is a situation that arises that could cause you to drop out, please let the CTF or your team leader know immediately. In some cases they can work with you and make minor adjustments to accommodate a situation. If you have to drop out, please contact your provincial or territorial organization and the CTF as soon as possible.