Travel and School Exchange Programs

ASIA—All Countries

Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad |
The Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad for educators offers funded summer programs for teachers in a variety of countries annually. Check each year for the current listing.

China & Taiwan

Colorado China Council: Teaching English in China |
Summer and academic-year programs available. Teachers will be asked to give classes in spoken English, reading, writing, and listening skills, as well as American/British literature, history, culture and occasionally specialized areas such as business, economics, IT, and law, for those who qualify. Most program teachers teach 14 to 20 hours per week. Knowledge of Chinese language not required. Since 1991 the Colorado China Council has placed more than 330 teachers in Shanghai, Tianjin, Chengdu, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Kunming, Putian, Beijing and Guangzhou, as well as many other cities.

Global Links: Global Educators Program |
The Global Educators Program provides educators with short-term, 3-4 week, team-teaching and/or shadowing experiences in school sites around the world. All participants register for a six-credit continuing education graduate course titled "Gaining a Global Perspective through Cultural Immersion," at the University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, MN. The course/program allows each educator to design a personalized Professional Development Plan to meet his/her specific needs and interests. Individuals from any state in the USA are eligible to participate. Most educators participate during the months of June-August, but opportunities are available throughout the year.

Taiwan Foreign English Teacher Program
Taiwan Foreign English Teacher Program (TFETP) was launched by the Ministry of Education (MOE) to recruit foreign English teachers and teaching assistants to create more opportunities for Taiwanese students to learn English in schools nationwide. Application procedures and benefits are available on the site.

The Japan Outreach Initiative (JOI) sends Japanese nationals to communities, including school systems, to provide outreach programs on Japan. Co-sponsored by the Laurasian Institute and the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership.

Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program |
The Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program provides short-term study/travel opportunities abroad for qualified US educators in the social sciences, the humanities, and the social studies to improve their understanding and knowledge of the people and culture of another country under the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange (Fulbright-Hays) Act of 1961. The topics of the seminars and host countries vary from year to year. All seminars are held in countries outside Western Europe. Seminars are designed to provide a broad and introductory cultural orientation to a particular country(ies). There are approximately 7 to 8 seminars annually with approximately 14-18 positions per seminar, subject to the availability of funds and adequate number of applications received for a given seminar. Terms of the award include a round-trip economy airfare, room and board, tuition and fees, and program-related travel within the host country(ies). The program application deadline is in late October or early November of each year. Updated applications are available in early September of each year for the upcoming summer.