IREX will implement three U.S. Department of State Fulbright programs for U.S. and international teachers
The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) has awarded IREX three Fulbright 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). Applications are now being accepted for all programs.
The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government. It is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.
IREX will build upon almost 50 years of impacting the lives of teachers and students around the world. Through these programs, IREX will support a community of teachers, united across borders, who will ignite student learning and prepare students to thrive in the 21st century. These teacher leaders improve learning experiences and learning outcomes for more than 50,000 students each year—and more than 1 million students during the course of their careers.
For international teachers
Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program for International Teachers (Fulbright DAI): Fulbright DAI brings international primary and secondary teachers to the United States for a semester-long program to pursue individual or group projects, take courses for professional development at a host university, observe, and share experience with U.S. colleagues. Learn more about Fulbright DAI and apply »
Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (Fulbright TEA): 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. Learn more about Fulbright TEA and apply »
For U.S. teachers
Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Program (Fulbright TGC): Fulbright TGC is a year-long professional development opportunity for U.S. elementary, middle, and high school teachers to develop skills for preparing students for a competitive global economy. Fulbright TGC equips teachers to bring an international perspective to their schools through targeted training, experience abroad, and global collaboration. Learn more about Fulbright TGC and apply »
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.