Interested in teaching or researching abroad? In partnership with the Academy for Educational Development and the U.S. State Department, iEARN-USA is offering two exciting opportunities for educators interested in spending a semester or a year abroad: the 2010-2011 Fulbright Teacher Classroom Exchange and the Distinguished Awards in Teaching programs. The Fulbright Teacher Exchange program provides opportunities for K-12 teachers to partipate in direct one-to-one classroom exchanges with peers from other countries for a semester or an academic year. This year's participating countries include: Czech Republic, France, Ghana, Hungary, India, Mexico, Slovak REpublic, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom. Exchange teachers provide students with new perspectives while gaining an understanding for different cultures and educational models. Deadline for applying to the Fulbright Teacher Classroom Exchange program is October 15, 2009. The Distinguished Awards program offers fellowships to highly accomplished U.S. and international teachers to receive a grant to study at a university, conduct research, teach classes and workshops, and develop a capstone project pertaining to their field of educational inquiry during a semester overseas. This year's participating countries include: Argentina, Finland, India, Israel, Singapore, South Africa, and the United States. Deadline for applying to the Distinguished Awards program is January 15, 2010. *Additional countries may be added prior to the January 15th deadline. As a program partner, iEARN-USA will be providing a pre-departure online course to prepare Fulbright Teacher Exchange participants for teaching and living abroad. Participants of both programs will also have interavtive online forums on the iEARN-USA platform, designed for communication and collaboration prior to, during and after the exchange period. For application forms and more information on both programs, please visit

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  • Dianne, is there any chance for Brazil in this Fulbright program?
    • Hi Almerinda,

      That woud be a lovely option! I am not sure, I will ask Dina what the process is to get new countries. I assume they need to have partnerships with placement organizations in the country.

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