Fulbright Classroom Teacher Exchange Program
From 1946 to 2013, the Fulbright Classroom Teacher Exchange supported primary and secondary teachers to exchange teaching positions with colleagues in other countries.
About the Teacher Exchange
The Fulbright Classroom Teacher Exchange Program offered educators the opportunity to exchange teaching positions with a teacher from another country for one semester or academic year. By living and working abroad, Fulbright Teachers improved their understanding and appreciation of another culture and education system.
With this enhanced awareness, participants expanded the global perspectives of students and colleagues in their home and host communities and positively impacted the quality of classroom instruction. The program was open to teachers from the United States and selected countries in multiple world regions.
The Fulbright Classroom Teacher Exchange Program has been discontinued beginning with the 2014-2015 academic year. No new applications are being accepted for this program. However, teachers can apply for the The Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program.
The U.S. Department of State and the Fulbright Program
The Fulbright Program, the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government, is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The Fulbright Program offers grants to study, teach and conduct research for U.S. citizens to go abroad and for non-U.S. citizens to come to the United States. The primary source of funding is an annual appropriation by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). Participating governments and host institutions, as well as corporations and foundations in foreign countries and in the United States also provide direct and indirect support.