Frequently Asked Questions


 

    1. How long is this program and when does it take place?
    2. Is there an age limit?
    3. Are program expenses covered?
    4. Will there be any cost to my school?
    5. Where will I live while I’m abroad?
    6. May I take my family with me abroad?
    7. May I apply for countries not listed in the application?
    8. I have participated in other Fulbright programs. Am I eligible to apply for this program?

 
1. How long is this program and when does it take place?

The length of the program can be from 3 to 6 months long and take place anytime during the academic year, depending on host country requirements and the project design proposed by the teacher. 


2. Is there an age limit?

There is no age limit for participating in the program but participants must be practicing teachers who plan to apply what they learn in their careers for at least five years upon return to their home countries. Eligibility Requirements can be found by clicking U.S. eligibility requirements

3. Are program expenses covered?

Yes. Each participant receives a maintenance allowance that covers costs such as tuition, lodging, food, housing, transportation and materials.

4. Will there be any cost to my school? 

No. Participants may take a leave of absence or sabbatical with or without pay for the length of their grant.

5. Where will I live while I’m abroad? 

Living arrangements will differ based on each host country and host institution. Fulbright Commissions or U.S. Embassies and consulates in the host country will assist in finding suitable housing arrangements.   

6. May I take my family with me abroad?

Yes. Many grantees take their families with them to their host country. A stipend of $2000 per eligible family member will be provided if the family member resides with the grantee abroad for 80% time or longer. Eligible family members include dependent children aged 21 or younger and married partners. A small stipend to offset eligible K-12 school tuition costs for dependents may be available, but the majority of expenses will be the responsibility of the grantee.

7. May I apply for countries not listed in the application?

No. Although the list of participating countries may change periodically, you may only apply for countries listed in the application for the year that you apply.

8. I have participated in other Fulbright programs. Am I eligible to apply for this program?

Yes, however, preference will be given to candidates who have not received previous Fulbright grants.