International Programs


ASTEP at Shanti Bhavan Children’s Project

A team of 10-12 ASTEP Teaching Artists lead a two-week arts camp in May for the students at Shanti Bhavan Children’s Project, a school and home near Bangalore, India for children experiencing generational poverty. The focus of ASTEP’s camp is to use the arts to enhance the personal development, academic achievement, and leadership skills for these students, grades Pre-K through high school. Learn more!

ASTEP at Teach for India

In 2013, ASTEP and Teach for India (TFI) ventured into a pilot program to integrate the arts into the academic classroom and organize and produce the MAYA project, an original musical performed by TFI students. Today, ASTEP Teaching Artists are matched with TFI Teaching Fellows (teachers in training), focusing on ways to incorporate the arts into their curriculum. By sharing tangible artistic tools to bolster classroom teaching, ASTEP shows the arts not only have the power to engage children but excite them about learning. Learn more!




A team of 18-20 ASTEP Teaching Artists lead a 2-week arts camp at Nkosi’s Haven in Johannesburg, South Africa for children and mothers who have been affected by HIV/AIDS. Through singing, dancing, story telling, visual arts, and stage craft, these young people have the opportunity to unleash their creative energy, empowering them to communicate their own experiences. Learn more!