IREX to implement U.S. Department of State Fulbright programs for U.S. teachers
The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) has awarded IREX the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Semester Research Program for U.S. Teachers and the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Short-Term Program for U.S. Teachers. The Fulbright Teacher Exchange Programs is a portfolio of programs designed for U.S. elementary, middle, and high school educators to develop skills for preparing students for a competitive global economy.
The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program with funding provided by the U.S. government. It aims to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. Since its inception in 1946, over 380,000 people have participated in the Fulbright Program. Alumni include heads of state, judges, ambassadors, CEOs and university presidents, as well as journalists, artists, scientists, and teachers.
“We at IREX are immensely excited for the opportunity to partner with the U.S. State Department on a program as important and high impact as the Fulbright Program,” said IREX President and CEO Kristin Lord. “For over 70 years, the Fulbright Program has encouraged international understanding and fostered relationships between U.S. teachers, researchers, and leaders and their counterparts in other countries. We are honored to contribute to the Fulbright Program’s continued legacy of worldwide impact and uphold the program’s commitment to service, leadership, and excellence.”
Last year, IREX was awarded three other Fulbright teacher programs: Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program for International Teachers (Fulbright DAI), Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (Fulbright TEA), and Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Program (Fulbright TGC).
Fulbright TGC, along with the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Semester Research Program for U.S. Teachers and the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Short-Term Program for U.S. Teachers, are programs for American teachers and educators. For more information on these programs, follow Fulbright Teachers on Twitter and Facebook.
The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) builds relations between the people of the United States and the people of other countries through academic, cultural, sports, professional, and private exchanges, as well as public-private partnerships and mentoring programs. These exchange programs improve foreign relations and strengthen the national security of the United States, support U.S. international leadership, and provide a broad range of domestic benefits by helping break down barriers that often divide us. Visit eca.state.gov.
IREX is a global development and education organization. We strive for a more just, prosperous, and inclusive world. With an annual portfolio of $80 million and 400 staff worldwide, we work with partners in more than 100 countries in four areas essential to progress: cultivating leaders, empowering youth, strengthening institutions, and increasing access to quality education and information.
The Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Semester Research Program for U.S. Teachers, the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Short-Term Program for U.S. Teachers, Fulbright TEA, Fulbright DAI, and the Fulbright TGC programs are sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and administered by IREX.