What Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms participants do

Online Global Education Course
The online global education course combines simultaneous and self-paced coursework during the fall semester. Participants should be prepared for a thoughtful, content-rich, and rigorous experience with many opportunities built in for practical application and collaboration. The graduate-level course runs for 10 weeks, with multiple assignments due each week. Participants have the opportunity to earn continuing education units or graduate credits for the course. Participants can anticipate spending up to 10 hours per week on the online course.

Washington, D.C. Symposium
Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms participants gather in Washington, D.C., for an in-person professional learning workshop to build networks, collaborate, and develop strategies to enhance global learning. The Global Education Symposium typically requires participants to take one to two days during the school week to travel to Washington, D.C., in January. Participants are encouraged to invite an administrator to this event.

International Field Experience
In the spring or summer, Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms participants travel for two to three weeks. This international field experience provides participants with an opportunity to experience another country’s history, education system, and culture. Participants begin with group instruction on these topics, school visits, meetings with education leaders, and cultural excursions and workshops. Participants then travel in pairs or trios to communities around the country, where they have the opportunity to observe classrooms, interact with administrators, and teach or co-teach their own lessons with international educators who have spent a considerable amount of time on an exchange program in the United States, and thus are familiar with the U.S. education system. The travel experience concludes with a debriefing session during which educators reconvene and reflect on their experiences in country before returning to the United States.

Global Education Guide
During the program, Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms participants create a global education guide that serves as a resource for their local community to build global awareness and mutual understanding. Submitted as a final capstone project, this guide serves as a tool for sharing the participants’ experiences with communities of educators, facilitating professional learning workshops, and engaging students and members of the community with the Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms experience.

After successfully completing the program, alumni may apply for grants and participate in education networks globally to enhance and sustain their engagement.

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

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.