Fulbright Leaders for Global Schools program fellows participate in briefings, panel discussions, and events to better understand the education system of the host country and to explore educational and professional topics of interest to school administrators. Program activities include visits to schools and other educational institutions in order to observe and share best educational practices. Fulbright Leaders for Global Schools fellows also participate in conferences and roundtable discussions, as well as networking events with education professionals.
Participants will travel with a group of five to ten U.S. administrators to each country, and participate in a welcome orientation program, school visits, sessions dedicated to understanding school leadership and educational contexts in the respective locations, and opportunities to engage with host country education leaders on issues facing school and district administrators. With a broad potential for impact, current full-time administrators with five or more years of experience working as an administrator are eligible and encouraged to apply.
The Fulbright Leaders for Global Schools program provides roundtrip international airfare; accommodations, meals and incidentals for the duration of the program; supplemental accident and sickness medical coverage; and professional learning opportunities and cultural activities.
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The Fulbright Leaders for Global Schools Program is open to full-time school or district-level administrators at public, private (secular or faith-based), or charter schools or systems in the United States, a U.S. territory, or within the Department of Defense Education Activity).
Fulbright Leaders for Global Schools Program fellows are selected through an open competition. Applications are reviewed by an independent panel of experts according to a number of evaluation criteria.
In an effort to reflect the diversity of the United States and global society, the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs programs, funding, and other activities encourage the involvement of U.S. and international participants from traditionally underrepresented groups, including women, racial and ethnic minorities, and people with disabilities. Opportunities are open to people regardless of their race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, geographic location, socioeconomic status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. The Bureau is committed to fairness, equity, and inclusion.
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