• Be a U.S. citizen
• Be a full-time K-12 school administrator (principal, assistant principal, superintendent) in the U.S.
• Have a minimum of three years of administrative experience in the U.S. at time of application
• Be able to attend Washington, DC program orientation
• Be able to host up to three administrative counterparts and a Portuguese interpreter in home community and school (housed in a hotel)
The Portugal Administrator Exchange Program includes an orientation in Washington, DC followed by hosting the Portuguese principals and a Portuguese interpreter for two weeks (hotel accommodations are also covered by grant).
The following spring or summer (TBD per participant availability and school year), US administrators will attend a program orientation, then participate in the exchange for about two weeks.
This grant includes airfare; living costs such as meals and/or per diem; accommodations for orientation in Washington, DC and in Portugal; lodging for participants and the Portuguese interpreter in the host community; a hosting stipend; a travel incidental stipend.
Closed: April 1, 2013
This program is funded through the Luso-American Development Foundation and the Bureau of Educational Affairs (ECA), U.S. Department of State.
The Fulbright Commission in Portugal and the Luso-American Foundation.
The program application for 2013-14 has closed. Please check back this summer for 2014-15 details.
The Portugal Administrator Exchange Program is a short-term, mutual exchange opportunity for U.S. and Portugal school administrators that is fully funded. The program provides a professional development opportunity for U.S. and Portuguese school administrators to work together on issues of mutual interest to their communities, schools and students.
Administrators from Portugal spend two weeks with their U.S. partner in the fall of 2013 and the U.S. administrator travels to Portugal the following summer. Programs are individualized through collaboration between partners and may focus on personnel administration, school systems and management, instruction, global issues and culture, curriculum development, student affairs, and/or educational policy.
Applicants should be creative, self-reliant, flexible and able to maintain excellent relationships with faculty, staff, and students. Applicants should have a sincere interest in learning from the experience of others and sharing best practices. Applicants should also be prepared to make presentations about the United States before diverse audiences abroad. Knowledge of the Portuguese language is not required.
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