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


To be eligible for the Fulbright TGC Program, the applicant must:

  • be a citizen of the United States;
  • reside in the U.S., a U.S. territory, or a school associated with the Department of Defense Education Activity;
  • hold at least a bachelor's degree;
  • have a minimum of three years of full-time instructional experience in a U.S. K-12 educational institution;
  • be currently employed full-time in a U.S. K-12 educational institution or school district with a minimum of 50% of contracted hours in a student-facing role; and
  • have NOT resided abroad for five or more consecutive years in the six-year period preceding the date of application; a candidate who has done so is ineligible for a grant. A candidate who has lived outside the United States for nine months or more during a calendar year is deemed to have resided abroad for that year.


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).

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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.


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