Sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State, the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching program recognizes and encourages excellence in teaching in the U.S.and abroad. It is part of the overall Fulbright Program, named in honor of Senator William Fulbright, which promotes mutual understanding among people of the United States and other countries. The program sends highly accomplished primary and secondary teachers from the U.S. abroad and brings international teachers to the U.S for a three to six month long program. Participating countries include:
- New Zealand
- Palestinian Territories
- South Korea
- United Kingdom
This particular Fulbright program has three components. Once in their host country, educators are expected to 1) attend graduate level courses at a local university; 2) lead professional development workshops and conduct research at local schools; 3) complete a capstone project that merges their coursework and teacher research.
Check out more on the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching program on their website.