Fulbright Teacher Exchanges

Our Mission

Fulbright Teacher Exchanges are programs of the U.S. Department of State funded by the U.S. Congress. These exchanges and professional development programs provide opportunities for U.S. and international elementary and secondary educators to share educational practices and bring international knowledge, skills, and perspectives to their classrooms and schools. Through these programs, 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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One year of investment in Fulbright educators reaches more than 75,000 students and will reach more than 1.5 million students worldwide over the course of the educators’ careers.

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.

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Upcoming events and dates

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