2021 Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Program for U.S. Educators
Deadline: March 24, 2021.
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.
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 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.
- 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.