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The Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (FTEA)
March 1, 2022

Application deadline: Friday March 31, 2023

The U.S. Embassy in Zambia is proud to announce the 2024 Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (FTEA), which provides an opportunity for qualified secondary school teachers to participate in a 6-week academic program in the United States.

FTEA provides international teachers with unique opportunities to develop expertise in their subject areas, enhance their teaching skills, and increase their knowledge about the United States. FTEA consists of a six‐week non‐degree, non‐credit customized academic program including seminars on new teaching methodologies, curriculum development, lesson planning, and instructional technology. The program will also include a practicum of at least 40 hours with a U.S. teacher in a U.S. secondary school near the host university to actively engage participants in the U.S. classroom environment. Cultural enrichment, mentoring, and support will be provided to participants throughout the program.

Upon returning home, FTEA program alumni are eligible to apply for small grants for essential teaching materials, follow‐on training for other teachers, collaborative projects between schools in their home country and the United States, and other activities that build on their U.S. experience.

Profile of the ideal FTEA candidate:

Successful FTEA candidates are full-time secondary school teachers with a minimum of five-years teaching experience who demonstrate strong leadership potential and the ability to function well in an intensive and collaborative learning environment with teachers from around the world.

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Current secondary-level full-time teachers with five or more years of experience in one of the following disciplines: English, Social Studies, Mathematics OR Sciences
  2. Proficient in written and spoken English, with a TOEFL score of 450 or higher (TOEFL testing fees are paid by the U.S. Embassy)
  3. Intent to continue teaching after program completion
  4. Complete application an online application


You can submit your online application by going to: https://fulbright.irex.org/

More information about the Fulbright TEA is accessible on https://www.fulbrightteacherexchanges.org/

For questions, please contact the U.S. Embassy’s Cultural Affairs Assistant via email at Lusakaexchanges@state.gov.