Fulbright Program for Teaching

The Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Success Program brings international educators to the United States for a six-week professional development program that includes academic seminars at a host university and co-teaching placements in local schools.

Participants observe classes, team-teach, and share their knowledge with educators and students at the host university as well as at a variety of public, private (secular or faith-based), and charter schools. In addition, participants participate in civic and cultural activities in their host towns.

For more than 75 years, Fulbright Teacher Exchanges, part of the Fulbright Program’s family of activities, have provided opportunities for educators to learn, teach, consult, watch, and interact in classrooms and schools around the world. Educators promote mutual understanding in their communities and prepare students.

children for a globalized, linked society, as well as improve their kids’ critical thinking and problem-solving abilities.

Primary and secondary (K-12) educators, including teachers, library media specialists, counselors, and others, are eligible for Fulbright Teacher Exchanges. On occasion, programs are also made available to principals and educational leaders. The program description pages outline the eligibility conditions.

Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program Prerequisites
Current secondary-level (middle and high school) full-time English, English as a Foreign Language (EFL), math, science, foreign language, or social studies teachers, including special education instructors in those disciplines, at institutions primarily servicing a local community.

• A bachelor’s degree or its equivalent is required.
• Three years of full-time teaching experience required by the start of the program, with preference given to those who have

completed at least five years of full-time teaching • Proven oral and written English language proficiency\s• Citizen and resident of an eligible country\s• Additional conditions as mentioned in the application

The Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Success Program includes the following benefits:

J-1 visa assistance
Roundtrip flights, lodging, food, and miscellaneous expenses for the length of the program
Accidents and illnesses Medical coverage (in addition to the participant’s existing insurance)
Professional growth and cultural activities
A meeting in Washington, D.C.

Application Method:

Full-time secondary educators in participating countries are eligible for the Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Success Program.
For information on how to apply, including specific application dates, please contact your local US Embassy or Fulbright Commission.
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