• U.S. Citizenship
• Currently be an educator and have a minimum of 3 years as an educator in U.S.
• Ability to participate in length of program
• Other requirements are dependent on the specific programs
Brazil: 2 weeks hosting, 2 weeks traveling
Portugal: 2 weeks hosting, 2 weeks traveling
India: 5 weeks teaching in Kolkata
All travel and program expenses are fully-funded through the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), U.S. Department of State
Tentatively January, 2014: India
TBD 2014: Brazil, Portugal
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State
The Educational Seminars program offers Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), U.S. Department of State funded grants for U.S. school teachers and administrators. Outbound exchanges are short term, taking place during the summer break in the U.S., and focus on sharing of best practices and professional development. Inbound exchanges take place during the school year so that host participants can provide shadowing opportunities and professional development and so that international educators can see U.S. schools in action.
Educational Seminars are designed to provide U.S. and international partner administrators, teachers and students with opportunities to learn more about each others countries, educational systems, teaching methodologies, culture and society, and to initiate collaborative projects with international partner schools and communities.
Educational Seminars Program Countries for 2013-14 Include: Brazil (administrators), Portugal (administrators), India (high school teachers of English, Math & Science)