Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Program

Learn what this program's participants do, how to apply, whether the program is right for you, and how we select participants.

Join a global community of educators and prepare your students for the world.

The Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Program is a yearlong professional learning opportunity and short-term exchange for elementary, middle, and high school educators from the United States to develop skills to prepare students for a competitive global economy. Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms equips educators to bring an international perspective to their schools through targeted training, experience abroad, and global collaboration.

Program Description

Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms participants complete a rigorous, semester-long online course focused on best practices in global education; gather for an in-person professional development workshop in Washington, D.C.; and travel abroad for two to three weeks to immerse themselves in another country’s culture and education system. Participants create a global education guide that serves as a resource in their local community to share the skills, experiences, and resources they have developed throughout the program.

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Coleman Eaton, United States to Colombia 2022

Is this program right for you?

Are you interested in learning more about global education and how to infuse global content and diverse perspectives into the curriculum and school culture? Do you want to connect and collaborate with a global network of educators?

Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms welcomes participants from a wide range of disciplines. These include but are not limited to the humanities, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), English Language Arts, ESL/ESOL, library and media, the arts, and special education.

Participants receive funding that covers participation in the online global education course, as well as airfare, lodging, meals, and incidentals for the Global Education Symposium in Washington, D.C., and travel abroad for the international field experience.

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Fulbright Teachers in Germany, 2022

How to apply

The Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Program is open to full-time elementary, middle, and high school educators who are employed at a public, private (secular or faith-based), or charter school in the United States, or within the Department of Defense Education Activity at the elementary, middle, or high school level (K–12).

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How we select participants

Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms participants are selected through an open competition. Applications are reviewed by an independent panel of experts according to a rubric of specific 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 applicants 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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Fulbright Teachers in Peru, 2022

Program Resources

Access more than 450 resource guides created by Fulbright TGC alumni in the Global Education Guides Resource Library.

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


If you have any questions, please contact FulbrightTGC@irex.org.