2021 Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (Fulbright TEA) Media Literacy Cohorts

Deadline: Varies by Country

The Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (Fulbright TEA) Media Literacy Cohorts bring international secondary-level educators to the United States for a six-week professional development program to take academic seminars at a host university. The Media Literacy Cohort will focus on promoting and developing media literacy and critical-thinking skills in their home schools, classrooms, and communities. Participants observe classrooms and share their expertise with teachers and students at the host university and at local secondary schools.


Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.


  • English or English as a Foreign Language
  • Language/Literature of your home country
  • Social Studies (civics, history, geography, global studies, law, etc.)
  • Media studies, communications, journalism, or related fields
  • Math (algebra, statistics, geometry, calculus)
  • Science (biology, chemistry, physics, earth science)


  • 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, student-centered learning, content-based instruction, lesson planning, and instructional technology training.
  • 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 teachers 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.

OFFICIAL LINK: https://www.irex.org/program/opportunity-international-teachers-fulbright-teaching-excellence-and-achievement-program-1

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