Ready to apply to the Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Program?

The 2020–2021 Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Program application is now closed.

Eligible applicants include U.S. citizens who reside in the United States, a U.S. territory, or who work on a campus within the Department of Defense Education Activity. Applicants must have five years of full-time teaching experience in the U.S., a U.S. territory, or a school associated with the Department of Defense Education Activity. There is no language requirement for participation in the Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Program.

Eligible applicants include classroom teachers, guidance counselors, curriculum specialists, library media specialists, special education coordinators, and others who spend at least half of their time interacting with students. Eligible applicants’ instructional assignment may be a combination of roles (teaching and administrative) if at least half of the time is spent in direct instruction with students.

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent education and experience.

The application to the Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Program can be found in IREX’s Online Application System. The application includes sections to enter personal and professional demographics, educational and certification information, language proficiency, and an opportunity to answer, in short essays, questions about the applicant’s need and goals for the program, their background and experience, and how they might leverage the experience for impact in their school community.

The application also requires the submission of references and certain documentation:

  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Professional reference from someone the applicant has worked with in a professional capacity
  • Professional reference from the applicant’s school or district lead administrator

Alumni of the Teachers for Global Classrooms (TGC) programs are ineligible to apply. Preference for applicants who have not participated in another Fulbright program and who have not had significant previous professional experience abroad (study, teaching, research, or employment).

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

Program Resources

Access more than 350 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.


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