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Teaching Abroad: K-12 and University

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Web Editor's Note: See more Teaching Abroad Websites and Articles in Transitions Abroad's Teaching K-12 and University section.


Fulbright Scholar Program: Grants for U.S. Faculty and Professionals. Program offers university-level opportunities for lecturing and research abroad; most positions require doctoral degrees or master’s degrees and/or equivalent professional experience. Application deadlines: May 1 - Jan 1 depending on the program.


Fulbright Teacher and Administrator Exchange. Application from Fulbright Teacher and Administrator Exchange, Direct exchanges in 6 countries for currently employed K-12 and community college faculty and administrators. Apply by mid-October.


The ISS Directory of Overseas Schools. Edited by Gina Parziale (revised annually). The most comprehensive and up-to-date directory to over 580 overseas American and international K-12 schools that hire certified teachers. For publications and services (including ISS job fairs) contact: ISS:,

Overseas Employment Opportunities for Educators (Department of Defense schools). Free information from Department of Defense Education Activity, 703-588-3983; Apply online for K-12 employment opportunities in over 200 schools worldwide serving U.S. military bases. Minimum academic requirement is a B.A. or B.S. with at least 18 hours of education courses.

Overseas Placement Service for Educators, Univ. of Northern Iowa (UNI). To order registration materials for the oldest and one of the largest (over 100 schools) U.S. international recruiting fairs for K-12 teachers, contactUNI Overseas Placement Service for Educators, 319-273-2083;

William Nolting is an International Center Assistant Director, Education Abroad of the University of Michigan and former Work Abroad and International Educational Editor for Transitions Abroad.


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