For the US educators that want to see the world

Did you know there are grants and fellowships that teachers can qualify for in order to travel for free?? If you're a teacher or know a teacher, read about some of them below that are available now and click the links for more information or to apply!

  1. Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Program (Fulbright TGC) is a yearlong professional learning opportunity and short-term exchange for elementary, middle, and high school educators from the United States to develop skills to prepare students for a competitive global economy. Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms equips educators to bring an international perspective to their schools through targeted training, experience abroad, and global collaboration. You can travel to Brazil, Colombia, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Morocco, Peru, Philippines, and Senegal with this program.

  2. Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Short-Term Program for U.S. Teachers is a two- to six-week professional development experience abroad for outstanding elementary, middle, and high school teachers and educators from the United States. They will share their educational expertise by serving in a consulting role at schools, nonprofit organizations, teacher training institutions, and other educational organizations abroad. The 2021–2022 Fulbright DAST Program will run projects March–December 2022. You could travel to Cambodia, Colombia, Ghana, Honduras, India, Korea, Laos, Mexico, Philippines, Uganda, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam with this program.

  3. Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Research Program provides an opportunity for educators from the United States to take part in a three- to six-month professional learning experience abroad to conduct research and pursue additional learning. Participants conduct individual inquiry projects, take courses at a host university, and collaborate with colleagues on educational practices to improve student learning. You can travel to Brazil, Colombia, Finland, Greece, India, Israel, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, West Bank/Gaza, Taiwan, United Kingdom, and Vietnam with this program.

  4. Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Program places recent college graduates and young professionals as English teaching assistants in primary and secondary schools or universities overseas – improving foreign students’ English language abilities and knowledge of the United States while increasing the U.S. student’s own language skills and knowledge of the host country. The deadline to apply for 2022-23 is October 11, 2022. You would need a Bachelor’s degree to qualify for this program.

  5. Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program provides grants to support overseas projects in training, research, and curriculum development in modern foreign languages and area studies for teachers, students, and faculty engaged in a common endeavor. Projects may include short-term seminars, curriculum development, group research or study, or advanced intensive language programs and must focus on the humanities, social sciences and languages, and must focus on one or more of the following areas: Africa, East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific, the Western Hemisphere (Central and South America, Mexico, and the Caribbean), East Central Europe and Eurasia, and the Near East.

  6. The Grosvenor Teacher Fellowship (GTF) is a professional development opportunity for pre-K–12 educators made possible by a partnership between Lindblad Expeditions and the National Geographic Society. An annual competitive application process is used to select educators and host them aboard Lindblad Expeditions’ voyages for a life-changing, field-based experience. Applicants must have a proven dedication to geographic education in their teaching field and show promise of continued active engagement in the future, as well as plans to return to a classroom or teaching environment the year following their assigned expedition and demonstrate the ability to incorporate what they learn into their teaching.

  7. Earth Watch Teacher Fellowships (Teach Earth) is all about inspiring a new generation of science-savvy environmental leaders and that means investing in teachers. Earthwatch offers two main 7-14 day fellowship opportunities for K-12 classroom educators who are passionate about conservation and environmental issues, excited to learn hands-on research techniques from top scientists, and eager to share their experiences in the field with their students and communities back home.

Feel free to comment if you’ve heard of any others!


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