For Students:

"Life is either a great adventure, or nothing." ~Helen Keller

Student International Exchange Program

FOR Teachers:

TEACHERS For Global Classrooms

The Teachers for Global Classrooms Program (TGC) is a professional development opportunity for middle and high school teachers from the United States, with the goal of providing teachers with the skills and experience to promote global education in their classrooms and schools.

The TGC program provides teachers with:

• An online course that helps US teachers to integrate globalized learning objectives into their curriculum
• A Global Education symposium in Washington
• A two – three week international field experience
• A chance to apply for alumni grant funding for international projects for their school

Participants are selected through a national, open competition.

Eligible applicants must be:
• Full-time secondary-level (middle or high school) teachers with five or more years of classroom experience
• U.S. citizens currently residing in the U.S.

TGC is a program of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) administered by IREX.
Please visit the program page for further information:

Catherine Miller Explorer Award (Muscatine teachers only)

Where in the World Do You Want to Go?

Attention all full-time Muscatine Community School District and Saints Mary and Mathias Catholic School K-12 teachers, for the 2014-2015 school year, the Stanley Foundation announces:

Enter the drawing for the Catherine Miller Explorer Awards.

Any full-time (as of September 1, 2014) K-12 classroom teacher at Saints Mary and Mathias Catholic School or within the Muscatine Community School District may enter the drawing that will determine ten finalists. Deadline for entry is midnight, September 8, 2014. Only one entry allowed per person.

All entries will be included in a random drawing to select ten finalists. Those ten finalists will complete an application that will be considered by an independent panel of four judges. Two teachers will then be selected for the study trips.

Only ten teachers will be invited to apply for the awards, but everyone has the same chance of receiving an invitation!

Fulbright Distinguished awards in Teaching

The Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program

The Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE). It seeks to promote mutual understanding among teachers, their schools and communities in the U.S. and abroad by:

  • Building teachers’ and students’ global competence
  • Sharing of best educational practices internationally

Participants in this three to six month program are based at university-level schools of education. They take courses, lead master classes and seminars, visit local schools, collaborate with each other online and in person, and complete an inquiry project of their own design.