FY 2024 Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program Competition: Applications Due Jan. 4, 2024

The FY 2024 competition is now open for the Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad program, and the deadline to apply is Jan. 4, 2024.

A live question-and-answer session will be hosted on Tuesday, Nov. 14 from 8 to 9 p.m. Please see the message below for the link to this session and the link to a pre-recorded webinar.
This year's program encourages interest in these seminars from eligible elementary/middle teachers (Grades K-8), secondary teachers (Grades 9-12), and postsecondary faculty members from the Arts, Humanities or Social Sciences, along with education administrators and eligible resource personnel and school administrators. This year the program welcomes educators from the Sciences, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Sciences to apply if their proposed curriculum projects integrate seminar content in the Arts, Humanities or Social Sciences. Eligible applicants with limited opportunities to participate in short-term study abroad opportunities are especially encouraged to apply.

The postsecondary participant destination is Colombia, and the topic is Climate Change and Sustainability in Colombia.
Please share this opportunity with anyone who may be interested.
Apply now to the fiscal year 2024 Seminars Abroad program!

Competition now open! Deadline to apply: Jan. 4, 2024

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The Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad program provides U.S. educators in the arts, social sciences and humanities with opportunities to participate in short-term seminars abroad to improve their understanding and knowledge of the peoples and cultures of other countries. In 2024 summer seminars will be offered in FinlandThailand, and Colombia.

Each thematic seminar features educational lectures and interactive cultural activities specifically designed for elementary, secondary, and postsecondary educators, including visits to local schools and organizations and meetings with education administrators, government officials, policymakers, teachers, and students. Participants draw on their experiences during the program to create new or to enhance existing cross-cultural curricula for use in their U.S. classrooms and school systems. Sixteen educators participate in each seminar. The Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad program covers airfare, room and board, and program costs. Participants are responsible for covering the seminar cost-share of $750.

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How to apply

We recommend that applicants begin by visiting our applicant webpage and carefully reading the application package for detailed instructions on applying to the Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad program.

The fiscal year 2024 Seminars Abroad program application is now available on the G5 website at www.g5.gov. If you are a new user, click “Sign Up” on the G5 homepage. Once you have successfully registered and your access is activated, click “Package Submission” under Grant Setup. Following the steps provided, complete and upload the required forms and files. Refer to the application package on our applicant webpage for more information.

The application deadline is Jan. 4, 2024.

Eligibility requirements

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Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad program applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements: 

  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States. 
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. 
  • Have at least three years of full-time teaching or administrative experience by the departure date from the United States. 
  • Be currently employed full-time in a U.S. school, institution of higher education, local educational agency, state educational agency, library, or museum as a teacher, curriculum developer, librarian, or administrator. 
  • Be an educator in the arts, humanities, or social sciences (this requirement does not apply to administrators). Educators in the sciences, technology, engineering, mathematics, and computer science fields are welcome to apply if their proposed curriculum projects integrate the arts, humanities or social sciences.
  • Be employed at the level of the seminar for which you are applying. 
  • Be physically and psychologically fit to participate in the program.
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Application webinar and live Q-&-A
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Seminars Abroad program officers will pre-record a technical assistance webinar about the 2024 Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad program's application process. The webinar will provide guidance on how to prepare a competitive application, use the G5 electronic application system, and troubleshoot technical issues.

The pre-recorded webinar will be posted on the Applicant Information page of the Seminars Abroad website. Once released, the webinar will remain available to stream anytime on IFLE's YouTube channel.

Additionally, Seminars Abroad program officers will host a live question-and-answer session on Tuesday, Nov. 14, from 8 to 9 p.m. (Eastern Time). Anyone thinking about applying to the program is welcome to attend the live session by clicking the following link: Join the Live Q-&-A Session on Microsoft Teams, or by calling in to the meeting at (202) 991-0393 and dialing the meeting ID 26703360778# with passcode hQbMa6. Attendees should ensure they have viewed the pre-recorded webinar ahead of the live question-and-answer session.

Additional questions about the program or application can be emailed to seminarsabroad@ed.gov at any time.

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New Go Global Ed podcast episode takes a deep dive into the Seminars Abroad programSA podcast episode screenshot

IFLE’s Go Global ED podcast has released a brand-new episode focused on the Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad program! Hosted by program officers, the podcast features several special guests, including a director of an overseas Fulbright commission that recently hosted a seminar and several participants of the program.

Ever wonder who takes part in seminars, what kinds of curriculum projects seminar participants create, or what kinds of impact the program has on U.S. educational communities? If so, this podcast episode is for you. Hear from program participants from diverse backgrounds and with varied interests about why they applied for the program, and how they planned to use what they learned abroad to develop a curriculum project for their home educational communities. Podcast guests also share advice for listeners who are thinking about applying for the program.

Find previous episodes of the Go Global Ed podcast on IFLE’s YouTube playlist. You can hear the new episode by clicking "Listen Now" below, or by entering the following URL: https://youtu.be/_uAhS5EKdv0.

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Perennial resources from the IFLE grantee community

  • Teaching the World is a collection of materials produced by the area studies or international studies National Resource Centers (NRCs) that are partially funded by the U.S. Department of Education. NRCs are mandated to conduct outreach activities for K-16 educators and students through educational training, cultural events, and other programming. NRC resources are available locally and nationally and include virtual classroom visits, training workshops and seminars, multimedia materials, lesson plans, and more. The site also features a special section with resources just for community college educators!

  • Title VI Language Resource Centers (LRCs) support the nation’s capacity for language teaching and learning. LRCs offer free or low-cost teaching materials, professional development opportunities, assessment and evaluation services, and more. Visit the LRCs' joint website and download the LRCs' joint brochure to find out how LRCs can enhance your classroom instruction and supplement your existing resources.

  • Title VI Centers for International Business Education (CIBEs) meet the workforce and technological needs of the U.S. business community by training professionals with expertise in international business, world languages, U.S. trade, and research on business theories and practices. Sixteen CIBEs are located at universities across the country and serve as regional and national resources to business professionals, stakeholders, students, and teachers at all levels. Visit the CIBEs' joint website for more information.

  • The IFLE Group on Open Educational Resource Commons is a repository for resources developed with the support of Fulbright-Hays and Title VI grants. 

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Google Map of FY 2022 IFLE Grantees

Explore our Google map of FY 2022 IFLE grantees to learn about the Title VI domestic projects being implemented on campuses across the United States and the Fulbright-Hays overseas projects being conducted around the world. These projects strengthen international education experiences and foreign language learning for students, participants, and dissertation researchers.

This map provides a user-friendly way for viewers to get a sense of the extensive reach of the Title VI and Fulbright-Hays grantee institutions featured, as well as the diversity of our grantee institutions.


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Published: Nov 7, 2023 4:13pm