The 2019 application cycle for the Japan-U.S. ICT Teacher Exchange Program is now closed. Please check back next year to apply for the program.

Program Requirements

The Japan-U.S. ICT Teacher Exchange Program seeks 15 participants from a broad cross-section of the U.S. secondary educational community in order to reflect the rich cultural, institutional, and regional diversity of the United States. Fifteen teachers from across Japan will also be selected to participate in the 2019 program.

Participants will be required to attend the Conference in Hawaii from August 4 to August 10, including travel dates to and from Hawaii. Therefore, at the time of application, all applicants must receive prior approval from their school and/or district to attend the event.

All applicants will be notified of their status early July.

Please contact the Institute of International Education at with any questions about the program or application.

Application Requirements

The application includes:

  • A description of your school environment and your duties and responsibilities
  • Two Online References, one of which MUST be from your supervisor, preferably your principal
  • Four Essay Questions:
    1. What is your background or idea in “Space and Earth” in the classroom. How have you brought, or how would you bring these topics into your teaching subject? (150 words)
    2. Please describe ICT in your instruction and/or classroom management. If you have not introduced ICT in your instruction and/or classroom management yet, please describe your plan. (150 words)
    3. Why do you want to participate in the Japan-U.S. ICT Teacher Exchange Program, and what do you hope to learn from collaboration with educators from the U.S. and Japan? (300 words)
    4. How will your school and community benefit from your participation? Discuss your plan for developing the way you use ICT in the classroom as it relates to Space and Earth. Provide an outline for specific projects you hope to implement along with your role in their formulation and implementation. (500 words)