This resource page is a listing of educator and student exchange and study abroad opportunities and scholarships
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Teachers
CIEE Teach Abroad provides teachers a chance to teach abroad in nine different countries

The U.S. Department of State sponsors multiple programs for educational, cultural, and professional exchanges across the world for teachers.
These programs include:
  • The Teachers for Global Classrooms Program (TGC) which provides a professional development opportunity for middle and high school teachers from the United States to participate in a program aimed at globalizing U.S. classrooms through an online professional development course, two Washington, D.C.-based symposiums and a two to three week international exchange.
  • The Fulbright-Hays Program which awards grants to individual U.S. K-14 pre-teachers, teachers and administrators, pre-doctoral students and postdoctoral faculty, as well as to U.S. institutions and organizations. The Program supports research and training efforts overseas, which focus on non-Western foreign languages and area studies. The Fulbright-Hays Program is funded by a Congressional appropriation to the U.S. Department of Education.
  • The English Language Fellow (EL Fellow) Program, through which highly qualified U.S. educators in the field of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) or Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) participate in 10-month-long fellowships at academic institutions throughout the world.
  • The U.S. Department of State's English Language Specialist Program which recruits U.S. academics and professionals in the fields of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Applied Linguistics, or related fields to conduct programs overseas ranging from two weeks to five months.
  • The Fulbright Specialist Program which sends U.S. faculty and professionals to serve as expert consultants on curriculum, faculty development, institutional planning, and related subjects at academic institutions abroad for a period of 2 to 6 weeks. (Deadline is rolling throughout the year)
  • FulbrightTeacherExchange.org.sends select U.S. primary and secondary school teachers abroad for three to six months. Teachers pursue individual projects, conduct research, take courses for professional development and lead master classes or seminars for teachers and students.
  • Fulbright Travel-Only Grants for international travel are available to Germany , Hungary and Italy to supplement other fellowships that do not include travel costs or to supplement a student's own funds for study/research.
  • The International Education Administrators (IEA) seminars program which helps international education professionals and senior higher education officials from the United States create empowering connections with the societal, cultural and higher education systems of other countries.
  • The Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship which was launched in 2013 as a new component of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. It provides opportunities for U.S. citizens to participate in an academic year of overseas travel and digital storytelling in up to three countries on globally significant theme. This Fellowship is made possible through a partnership between the U.S. Department of State and the National Geographic Society.


Students
The U.S. Department of State sponsors multiple programs for educational, cultural, and professional exchanges across the world for students.
These programs include:
  • The Benjamin Franklin Summer Institutes which are intensive academic institutes hosted by a U.S. college or university. These programs are academic in nature, and focus on global issues, in addition to leadership and community service. American youth participate in these institutes, but do not travel abroad.
  • The Global Connections and Exchange (GCE) Program which supports collaboration and online linkages among students, educators, and community youth leaders from U.S. and overseas secondary schools and youth organizations.
  • The German American Partnership Program (GAPP) which supports school partnerships and exchanges between high schools in the U.S. and secondary schools in Germany.
  • The Youth Ambassadors Program which brings together high school students and adult mentors from countries across the Americas to promote mutual understanding, increase leadership skills, and prepare youth to make a difference in their communities.
  • The Youth Leadership Program which fosters mutual understanding, respect, and civic engagement among young Americans and their international peers.
  • The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program which provides merit-based scholarships for eligible high school students to spend an academic year attending a German school while living with a host family. The program provides a network of support through reputable international exchange organizations, field staff, trained volunteers, and carefully screened host families to ensure the safety and success of the participant’s exchange experience.
  • The Congress-Bundestag Vocational Youth Exchange Program which offers graduating high school seniors the opportunity to live with a German host family, participate in a training or school program, and gain experience working abroad through an internship with a German company.
  • The National Security Language Intiative for Youth (NSL-IY) which provides merit-based scholarships for eligible high school students and recent graduates to learn less commonly taught languages. Participants will spend a summer or academic year studying a language while immersed in the culture and day-to-day life of the host country. A network of support through experienced international exchange organizations, field staff, trained volunteers, and carefully selected host families helps ensure a successful exchange experience. (Applications accepted in the Fall of every year)
  • The Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange & Study (YES) Abroad program which provides merit-based scholarships for eligible high school students to develop a perspective of a Muslim culture first-hand. Participants spend an academic year attending a high school while living with a host family in select countries with significant Muslim populations. A network of support through partner international exchange organizations, field staff, trained volunteers, and carefully selected host families helps ensure a successful exchange experience.

The tools listed have been helpful to some educators across the state. However, due to the rapidly changing digital environment, NCDPI does not represent nor endorse that these tools are the exclusive digital tools for the purposes outlined on this site.