Programs For U.S. Teachers
Whether you want to improve your institution’s capacity to support study abroad, gain international teaching experience, or prepare to host international students, there are government-funded programs to fit your goals.
Information For U.S. Teachers:
Opportunities for K-12 Teachers from the United States and Abroad
- The Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Semester Research Program sends U.S. teachers abroad for three to six months to pursue individual projects, conduct research, and share their expertise with local teachers and students.
- The Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Short-Term Program sends expert U.S. teachers to support projects identified by U.S. Embassies and Fulbright Commissions in schools, teacher training colleges, government ministries, and educational NGOs.
- The Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Program provides U.S. teachers with the opportunity to globalize their classrooms, schools and communities. Teachers participate in an on-line course, a global education symposium in Washington, D.C. and then take part in two-to-three week field experiences abroad.
- Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad--Bilateral Projects, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, provides short-term study and travel seminars abroad for U.S. educators in the social sciences and humanities.
- STARTALK offers students (K–16) and teachers engaging opportunities to learn critical languages through groundbreaking approaches to language education.
Opportunities in English teaching
- The Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Program places recent college graduates and young professionals as English teaching assistants in primary and secondary schools or universities overseas.
- The Office of English Language Programs offers exchange programs for American educators in the fields of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)/Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL).