Eligibility Requirements for the Short-Term Program

Current full-time primary through secondary level teachers, guidance counselors, curriculum specialists, curriculum heads, Talented and Gifted coordinators, Special Education coordinators, media specialists/librarians, and other types of educators are eligible to apply, as long as they spend at least 50% of their time directly working with students. Alumni of other Fulbright Teacher Exchange Programs are also eligible to apply. School administrators are not eligible.

To meet the basic eligibility requirements of the program, an applicant must meet all of the following requirements at the time of application:

  • Be a U.S. citizen;
  • Be fluent in English;
  • Hold a Master’s degree (or be enrolled in a Master’s program at the time of application);
  • Be employed full-time at an accredited school in the U.S. or in a U.S. territory;
  • Spend at least 50% of their time teaching or working directly with primary or secondary level students;
  • Have taught primary or secondary students full-time for at least five years;
  • Demonstrated experience conducting professional development activities;
  • Demonstrate accomplishment in teaching or having previously received teaching awards or exemplary evaluations;
  • Meet current Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board policies for U.S. teachers.
  • For additional requirements, please view each individual project summary for more information. 


Participants in U.S. Department of State programs should represent the diversity of political, social and cultural life. Diversity should be interpreted in the broadest sense and encompass differences including but not limited to ethnicity, race, gender, religion, geographic location, social-economic status, disabilities and sexual orientation.