Fulbright Teacher Exchanges

Our Mission

Fulbright Teacher Exchanges are programs of the U.S. Department of State, funded by the U.S. Congress. Through these professional learning programs, elementary and secondary educators, in the U.S. and around the world, develop their educational practice and bring global knowledge, skills and perspectives to their schools. Educators forge lasting connections and prepare their students to be future leaders, equipped to work with others around the world to address global challenges.

Fulbright in Practice

Joelle McIntosh
Business, Career & Technology Education Teacher
St. Louis, Missouri

As a result of Joelle McIntosh’s engagement with the Fulbright Teacher Exchanges, her colleagues are enthusiastically in pursuit of more materials and information on how they can incorporate global education into lessons, and students are ready to take on opportunities to travel and gain real world, practical experience.

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Each year approximately 400 educators from 75 countries participate in Fulbright Teacher Exchanges. These fellows teach a total of 75,000 students annually when they return home. If each fellow teaches an average of 15 more years, these exceptional educators will reach approximately 1.5 million students.

World Totals since 2009
90 countries & territories
5,721 alumni

Every teacher who participates in a Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program reaches, on average, 180 students per year.

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Upcoming events and dates

All program dates and deadlines can be found on Explore the Programs.