Explore the Programs

Fulbright Teacher Exchanges offer a variety of options for K–12 educators from the United States, and from primary and secondary schools in participating countries and territories. Fulbright Teacher Exchanges value applicants from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and types of schools.

U.S. Teachers & Administrators

Fulbright Teacher Exchange fellows equip their students with 21st-century skills and bring an international perspective home to U.S. schools. Each year we send nearly 150 educators from across the United States to participate in programs abroad from two weeks to six months. Accepted fellows have a wide range of teaching experience in public, private (secular or faith-based), or charter schools. Successful applicants come from all backgrounds, and their applications demonstrate how the exchange experience will influence their teaching and their students going forward.

International Teachers

Fulbright Teacher Exchanges bring primary and secondary educators from more than 85 countries and territories around the world to the United States for professional growth and learning. Fellows have the opportunity to expand professional leadership skills and build mutual understanding within their U.S. host communities. The specific number of opportunities and program options depends on the participating country or territory. The U.S. Embassy or Fulbright Commission in participating countries and territories have more information about available opportunities and application requirements.

Programs For U.S. Teachers & Administrators

Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Research Program

The Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Research Program provides an opportunity for educators from the United States to take part in a three- to six-month professional learning experience abroad to conduct research and pursue additional learning. Participants conduct individual inquiry projects, take courses at a host university, and collaborate with colleagues on educational practices to improve student learning.

Participating countries and territories

Brazil, Colombia, Finland, Greece, India, Israel, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, West Bank/Gaza, Taiwan, United Kingdom, Vietnam (NOTE: Subject to change.)

Who it’s for

K–12 educators from elementary, middle, and high schools in the United States

Duration

3 to 6 months

Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Short-Term Program

The Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Short-Term Program sends expert K–12 educators from the United States to participating countries and territories to carry out short-term assignments abroad. Educators support and work in schools, teacher training colleges, government ministries, or educational nongovernmental organizations, as identified by U.S. embassies and Fulbright Commissions.

Participating countries and territories

Cambodia, Colombia, Ghana, Honduras, India, Korea, Laos, Mexico, Philippines, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Vietnam (NOTE: Subject to change.)

Who it’s for

K–12 educators from elementary, middle, and high schools in the United States

Duration

2 to 6 weeks

Apply By Apr 27, 2020

Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Program

Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms equips educators from the United States to bring an international perspective to their schools through targeted training, experience abroad, and global collaboration. This yearlong professional learning opportunity for K–12 educators features an intensive online course and a short international exchange.

Participating countries and territories

Brazil, Colombia, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Morocco, Peru, Philippines, and Senegal (NOTE: Subject to change.)

Who it’s for

K–12 educators from elementary, middle, and high schools in the United States

Duration

Approximately 12 months, including 2 to 3 weeks of travel abroad

Apply By Apr 10, 2020

Fulbright Leaders for Global Schools Program

The Fulbright Leaders for Global Schools Program sends cohorts of K–12 school administrators to Finland or Singapore for an intensive program (approximately 10 days in length) to learn about best educational practices to enhance student learning and develop 21st century skills.

Participating countries and territories

Finland, Singapore

Who it’s for

U.S. Administrators

Duration

10 days

Programs For International Teachers

Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program

The Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program brings international educators to the United States for a six-week professional learning program featuring academic seminars at a host university and co-teaching placements at area schools. Fellows observe classrooms, team-teach, and share their expertise with educators and students at the host university and at a variety of public, private (secular or faith-based), or charter schools. Participants also take part in civic and cultural activities in their host communities.

Participating countries and territories

Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, India, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lithuania, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Moldova, Mongolia, Mozambique, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Panama, Peru, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Serbia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, West Bank/Gaza, Zambia, Zimbabwe (NOTE: Subject to change.)

Who it’s for

Secondary-level educators from participating countries and territories.

Duration

6 weeks

Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program for International Teachers

The Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program for International Teachers brings international primary and secondary educators to the United States for a four-month long program to complete an individual or group project; take courses for professional learning at a host university; and observe, collaborate, and share their expertise with U.S. colleagues in public, private (secular or faith-based), or charter schools.

Participating countries and territories

Bangladesh, Botswana, Brazil, Finland, Greece, India, Indonesia, Israel, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, New Zealand, Philippines, Senegal, Singapore, Taiwan, Uganda, United Kingdom (NOTE: Subject to change.)

Who it’s for

Primary and secondary educators from participating countries.

Duration

4 months

Because of the program, I collaborate with teachers all over the world.

Cristi Marchetti, English Teacher, New York

Cristi Marchetti, English Teacher, New York