What Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program for International Teachers fellows do

University Coursework
University staff and an assigned faculty advisor will recommend audit courses to meet fellows’ program goals, align with their inquiry projects, and support the enhancement of their educational practice. The host university will provide coursework on a wide range of topics, including curriculum development, second-language instruction, comparative education, educational leadership, and teaching methodologies, from which fellows can choose.

University Faculty Advisor
Each fellow will work closely with a faculty advisor. The advisor will be a faculty member or other individual who will provide feedback and guidance as the fellow develops the inquiry project.

Technology Instruction
Fellows will participate in a technology seminar that emphasizes technology for classroom instruction and planning in their home school environments, and is tailored to accommodate different levels of familiarity with technology instruction in the classroom.

Inquiry Project
Throughout the semester at the U.S. host university, each fellow will participate in activities that support the completion of an individual or a group inquiry project. University program staff and the assigned faculty advisor will assist fellows in refining and completing the project.

U.S. School Placements
Fellows are placed in a U.S. elementary or secondary school during their time in the United States, where they will observe classes, co-teach, and share their expertise and information about their home communities and schools. Fellows will be paired with a U.S. partner educator to help them learn more about the U.S. educational system and to serve as a guide during their school placements. Host university staff will identify schools near the university campus that are appropriate to each fellow’s interests and areas of expertise. Fellows will also have the opportunity to arrange their own visits to other classrooms and schools.

Online Professional Learning Community
Each fellow will participate in a virtual global community with other fellows to collaborate and share educational practices. Weekly Seminars: Fellows will participate in weekly seminars at their host universities to reflect on what they are learning, share expertise and information about their home education systems, develop leadership skills, and address topics not covered in other aspects of the program.

Professional Learning Allowance
Each fellow will receive a professional learning allowance to attend a conference or workshop or visit a school or organization outside the host community to further their professional goals.

After successfully completing the program, fellows may apply for grants and participate in global education networks to enhance and sustain the work they began during the program.

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Program Resources

Download the program overview for more information.

You can also learn more by visiting the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs website.


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