The Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Program is a yearlong professional learning opportunity and short-term exchange for elementary, middle, and high school educators from the United States to develop skills to prepare students for a competitive global economy. Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms equips educators to bring an international perspective to their schools through targeted training, experience abroad, and global collaboration.
Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms participate in a rigorous, semester-long online course focused on best practices in global education; gather for an in-person professional development workshop in Washington, D.C.; and travel abroad for two to three weeks to immerse themselves in another country’s culture and education system. Participants create a global education guide that serves as a resource in their local community to share the skills, experiences, and resources they have developed throughout the program.
Is this program right for you?
Are you interested in learning more about global education and how to infuse global content and diverse perspectives into the curriculum and school culture? Do you want to connect and collaborate with a global network of educators?
A wide range of disciplines are represented in each cohort of Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms, including STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), English, English language learning, social studies, art, business, and special education.
Participants receive funding that covers participation in the online global education course, as well as airfare, lodging, meals, and incidentals for the Global Education Symposium in Washington, D.C., and travel abroad for the international field experience.
How to apply
The Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Program is open to full-time elementary, middle, and high school educators who are employed at a public, private (secular or faith-based), or charter school in the United States, or within the Department of Defense Education Activity at the elementary, middle, or high school level (K–12). Application deadline is March 24, 2021 at 11:59 PM ET.