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 Program sends U.S. teachers abroad and brings international teachers to the United States for a semester to pursue individual projects, conduct research, and lead master classes or seminars.
  • Teachers for Global Classrooms 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).