Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program 2018/2019 for study in USA (Fully Funded)

Application Deadline: Varying by Country

The Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (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 Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program is a program of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), and is administered by IREX.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • 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

Applicants from the following countries are eligible:

  • 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

Fellowship worth:

  • 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.

Key Dates

Mid-end April 2018 Paper screening of the applications
Mid May 2018 TOEFL Testing/Interviews
September 2018 Notifications of Finalists
December 2018 Pre-Departure Orientation Cohort I
Late January-March 2019 U.S. Program Dates Cohort I
July 2019 Pre-Departure Orientation Cohort II
September-November 2019 U.S. Program Dates Cohort II

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program 2018/2019 

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