Additional Global Resources
A Sample of Travel Abroad Opportunities for Educators
The Japan-U.S. Teacher Exchange Program for Education for Sustainable Development goes to Japan.http://www.iie.org/Programs/ESD
WorldSavvy has sent teachers and students to Bangladesh to study climate change, and to Peru. http://worldsavvy.org
The Keizai Koho Center Teacher Fellowship goes to Japan. http://www.us-japan.org/programs/kkc
The Korea Society’s Summer Fellowship in Korean Studies for American Educators goes to Korea. http://www.koreasociety.org
The U.S. Department of State and Amigos de las Americas’ Youth Ambassadors Program sends San Francisco Bay Area teachers and students on all-expenses-paid trips (Paraguay, most recently.) http://www.amigoslink.org/yap
The Toyota International Teacher Program has sent teachers overseas to Costa Rica, South Africa, and the Galapagos. The focus is on environmental issues. I went to the Galapagos in 2007, but as of this writing the program has been discontinued.http://www.iie.org/Programs/Toyota-International-Teacher-Program
The Teachers for Global Classrooms Program sends teachers to places such as Brazil, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Morocco and Ukraine for 2 - 3 weeks. http://www.irex.org/project/teachers-global-classrooms-program-tgc
The Hilton HHonors Teacher Treks Travel Grant Competition sends 15 teachers each year on trips they design for themselves. https://hiltonhhonors.promo.eprize.com/teachertreks
The Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program http://www.fulbrightteacherexchange.org is more than just a study tour - you actually trade places with a foreign teacher for a year, a semester or six weeks. However, they also offer Classics summer seminars in Italy and Greece and non-simultaneous administrator exchanges.http://www.americancouncils.org/educationalSeminars.php
The U.S. Department of Education administers the Fulbright-Hayes Seminars Abroad. Most of these are for social studies, humanities and language teachers. http://www2.ed.gov/programs/iegpssap/applicant.html
The National Endowment for the Humanities offers many summer seminars and institutes overseas for school teachers.http://www.neh.gov/divisions/education/summer-programs
The Fund for Teachers gives grants for self-designed summer sabbaticals. http://www.fundforteachers.org
(Source: Wing, Michael, www.tamdistrict.com) http://www.tamdistrict.org/page/4377
A detailed listing of travel opportunities by Wendy Harris & Laurel West.
Awesome Resource!! Definitely worth reading!
Source: The Center for Middle Eastern Studies, The University of Arizona
My Sincerest Thanks!
A huge thank you to TGC for the opportunity to be a part of this extraordinary program and for the wonderful, eye-opening, life-changing experience of traveling to Russia. Also, thank you to my Russia Cohort, a group of like-minded teachers who have a similar passion for global education. You are the most incredible people I've ever met. Thank you for sharing two weeks in Russia with me. I miss you all! Thank you to my Krasnoyarsk travel partners and especially to my roomie, who had to endure all of our adventures, hilarities, and conversations. You are simply amazing! I'm so glad we met each other!! Thank you to all of my new friends in Krasnoyarsk and for your never-ending hospitality and graciousness. Finally, thank you to my husband who encouraged me to travel, while staying home with the kids, and also to my school district who whole-heartedly supported my mission for authentic, global connections. I will forever be grateful for this awesome experience!
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