American Councils for International Education
4.2 of 5 16 reviews
www.americancouncils.org Washington, DC 150 to 499 Employees

American Councils for International Education Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Mar 25, 2014
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Resident Director (Dushanbe, Tajikistan) Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied online and interviewed at American Councils for International Education.

Interview Details – I submitted an application and was contacted for an interview the following day. There were two rounds of interviews- one with pretty standard questions about my background and suitability for the position, and the second conducted partly in Farsi/Tajik to test my language ability. I heard back from them pretty soon afterward. The interview process was pretty straightforward and quite pleasant.

Interview Question – How I would support female students dealing with radically different perceptions of gender roles in Tajikistan.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I did not negotiate; I found the contract salary attractive

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Coordinator Interview

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Interviewed at American Councils for International Education

Interview Details – The phone interview lasted for 1 hour and they also had reference check.

Interview Question – Questions are very basic.   Answer Question

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FLEX Program Coordinator Interview

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I applied through an employee referral and the process took 7 weeks - interviewed at American Councils for International Education.

Interview Details – The application process was very abnormal from the start. They require a cover letter, then ask you to essentially repeat the cover letter with significant essays then to top it off as for your social security number at the time of application. The interview was uncomfortable to say the least; they asked many very personal questions and were very unaccommodating with using references based overseas.

Interview Question – Unexpected - they asked extremely personal details relating to a small gap in employment.   Answer Question

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Program Officer Interview

Program Officer
Washington, DC

I applied online and interviewed at American Councils for International Education.

Interview Details – I submitted by application, they replied a few weeks later and invited me to come in to interview.

Interview Question – I don't remember specific questions, but remember feeling like some of them were vague. Like, tell me about a time when you were a liaison between disparate parts... what? Some of their questions could have used some fine-tuning.   Answer Question

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FLEX Alumni Coordinator Interview

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The process took 2 days - interviewed at American Councils for International Education in September 2007.

Interview Details – A rather simple application that included some questions and also one or two essays. Then a phone interview where questions were asked like "How have you contributed to Future Leaders Exchange?" etc. If you have a strong desire to work, they will hire you even if you don’t have relevant experience yet.

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Negotiation Details – No negotiations.

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