Fully Funded: Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program 2018 — USA

Fully Funded: Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program 2018 — USA

Deadline: Application is Ongoing 

Fulbright TEA brings international teachers to the United States for a six-week program that offers academic seminars for professional development at a host university. Participants observe classrooms and share their expertise with teachers and students at the host university and at local secondary schools.

The program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and is administered by IREX.

Fulbright TEA participants foster positive interactions with Americans throughout their time in the United States, especially in American classrooms. 

All program participants have opportunities to observe, co-teach, and share their expertise in U.S. secondary schools.

Fulbright TEA participants are master teachers of English, English as a foreign language, science, mathematics, and social studies, including special education in those subject areas.

Project Activities

Teacher training: Fulbright TEA participants engage in an intensive six-week professional development program at a U.S. university. They take part in academic seminars on new teaching methodologies, curriculum development, lesson planning, and instructional technology.

Field experience: Fulbright TEA participants are immersed in an American classroom environment. They have opportunities to observe, co-teach, and share their expertise in U.S. secondary schools, building collaborative, lasting connections with U.S. teachers and students.

Best practice exchange: Fulbright TEA participants study and observe international best practices in education and share their own professional knowledge with educators and students in the United States.

Civic and cultural activities: Fulbright TEA participants take part in American cultural activities such as performances, sporting events, U.S. home hospitality visits, and trips to historical sites.

Benefits

  • J-1 visa support;
  • A pre-departure orientation held in participant’s home country;
  • Round-trip airfare to and within the U.S.;
  • A Welcome Program at the host university;
  • Academic program fees;
  • Housing (generally shared with other program fellows) and meals;
  • Accident and sickness medical insurance coverage (does not cover pre-existing conditions);
  • Transportation to the practicum school (if necessary);
  • A daily allowance for incidentals during the university academic program;
  • A professional development allowance;
  • A baggage allowance;
  • An end-of-program workshop in Washington, D.C., and
  • The opportunity to apply for alumni small grants for alumni in good standing.

Eligibility  for Fulbright TEA

  • Current secondary level, full-time teachers of English, English as a foreign language (EFL), math, science, or social studies, including special education teachers in those subjects at an institution serving primarily a local population
  • Five years of full-time teaching experience
  • Citizen and resident of participating Fulbright TEA country
  • Other requirements as indicated in the application

Eligible Countries:

Algeria

Argentina

Armenia

Azerbaijan

Bangladesh

Belarus

Bolivia

Burkina Faso

Burma

Cambodia

Cameroon

Chile

Colombia

Costa Rica

Cote d’Ivoire

Ecuador

Egypt

El Salvador

Estonia

Georgia

Ghana

Guatemala

Haiti

Honduras

India

Iraq

Jordan

Kazakhstan

Kyrgyzstan

Latvia

Lithuania

Malawi

Malaysia

Mali

Moldova

Mongolia

Mozambique

Nepal

Nicaragua

Nigeria

Panama

Peru

Russia

Rwanda

South Africa

Sri Lanka

Sudan

Tajikistan

Tanzania

Thailand

Tunisia

Turkey

Turkmenistan

Ukraine

Uruguay

Venezuela

Vietnam

West Bank/Gaza

Zambia

Zimbabwe


For Enquiries Contact:

fulbrighttea@irex.org 


Click here to apply 

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