What Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Short-Term Program fellows do

The Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Short-Term Program is designed for K–12 educators from the United States to work with an educational institution in a participating country to address specific need(s) of that country. Host institutions in participating countries work with the U.S. Embassies and Fulbright Commissions to develop these educational projects.

Upon arrival in the host country, after receiving a country-specific orientation and briefing, fellows are introduced to their host institution and community and begin working immediately to fulfill the needs of the project. Project activities may include developing trainings, writing curricula, supporting pre-service or in-service educators, and collaborating with university faculty to update teacher training processes and curricula.

Fellows live and work in their host countries for two to six weeks. Projects in Cycle 1 of the program take place between June and September 2020. Cycle 2 project activities take place from October 2020 to May 2021. Project descriptions include more specific information related to the expectations of the project, language requirements, if any, and the specific time frame and duration.

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