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Participants in the Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program

Participants in the Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program

June 15, 2023


The application period for the 2023-2024 Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (FTEA) is now close. Please check our website and Facebook page frequently for updates on the Fulbright Foreign Student Program and other exchange programs.

Program Information:

Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Office of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Fulbright was founded in 1946 under legislation introduced by former U.S. Senator J. William Fulbright from Arkansas. Fulbright programs provide students, scientists, teachers and other professionals from the United States and foreign nationals the opportunity to study, teach, or conduct research. Since its inception in 1946, more than 370.000 “Fulbright” has participated in the Fulbright program. The Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program will provide Iraqi secondary-school teachers the opportunity to spend six weeks at a host institution in the United States to observe classrooms and share their expertise with teachers and students at the university and at local secondary schools. Teachers are nominated to participate in the Fulbright TEA Program based on their educational experience, academic training, leadership and professional experience.

The selection process is merit-based, and applications are open to Iraqi full-time secondary-school teachers with a minimum of five years of teaching experience. Applicants must demonstrate proficiency in spoken and written English and have a focus in one of the following fields of study: English, English as a Foreign Language (EFL), math, science, or social studies, including special education teachers in those subjects at an institution serving primarily a local population.

Program Components:

Teachers selected to participate in Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program:

  • Participation in advanced undergraduate or postgraduate classes at a United States host university.
  • Observe classrooms, participate in teaching, and share their experiences with American high school colleagues.
  • Engage in the online vocational learning community with other participants to share best practices and other elements of the host country’s education systems.
  • Participation in other educational and cultural activities during the program in the United States. Upon return to the country, teachers are expected to share the knowledge and experience gained in the program with teachers and students in their schools in their country and within their communities.


The program covers:

Travel: Teachers will be provided with a round-trip ticket to the United States.

Housing: Participants on or near the host campus reside in the accommodation arranged for them.

Finance: Fulbright teacher receives maintenance allowance during the program to cover expenses such as classroom supplies, household items and personal items, joint medical payments, cultural and other activities. This total also includes a daily salary to buy groceries or meals in local restaurants or food from on-campus dining services. Costs associated with the required accommodation and program activities are paid. Other expenditures related to the program in advance of the Fulbright Program for Excellence in Teaching and Achievement may vary by host university.



Application Process:

Questions about the program can be addressed to: FulbrightIraq@state.gov.

The 2023-2024 Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (FTEA) is now close.