The Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program

The Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (Fulbright TEA) brings international teachers to the United States for a six-week program that offers academic seminars for professional development at a host university. Teachers are nominated to participate in the Fulbright TEA Program based on their educational experience, academic training, leadership and professional experience.

The program provides outstanding current secondary-level, full-time teachers of English, English as a Foreign Language (EFL), math, science, or social studies (civics, history, geography, global studies, etc.), including special education teachers in those subjects at institutions serving primarily a local population with unique opportunities to develop expertise in their subject areas, enhance their teaching skills and increase their knowledge about the United States.

Teachers come to the United States from all world regions for a six-week academic program at a U.S. university graduate school of education.  Upon returning home, teachers will be expected to share the knowledge and experience gained on the program with teachers and students in their home schools and within their communities.

Candidates should:

  • have citizenship of the Republic of Moldova and permanent residence in the country
  • be eligible for a U.S. J-1 visa. Program participants must return to and reside in Moldova for two years after completion of their programs
  • be full-time teachers at a Moldovan high school
  • be proficient in both written and spoken English.  Selected finalists will be required to take the TOEFL, which the program will pay for.

Usually the program is announced in January with the deadline in February.

For more information on the program please check the web-site: https://www.irex.org/project/fulbright-teaching-excellence-and-achievement-program-fulbright-tea

If you have questions, please write to: education-moldova@state.gov