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Fulbright Teacher Program Offers Exchange

September 20, 2006

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – For more than 50 years, the Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program has brought nations of the world together through educational exchange.  

And now applications for 2007-2008 are being accepted. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, the Fulbright Teacher Exchange is open to educators and administrators from kindergarten through four-year colleges and universities.  

Interested educators must be U.S. citizens, fluent in English, have three years teaching experience, a bachelor’s degree or higher and currently hold a teaching or administrative position. Applicants also must meet country specific, subject level and language requirements. There is no age limit and educators are encouraged to bring their families along on the exchange.  

Participating countries include: Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Mexico, Morocco, Romania, Slovak Republic, Thailand, Turkey, Uruguay and the United Kingdom.  

Call (800) 726-0479 or email fulbright@grad.usda.gov to request an application. Applications also are available at www.fulbrightexchanges.org or by writing Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program, Attention: FCS, 600 Maryland Ave., SW, Suite 320, Washington, DC 20024-2520.  

The application for 2007-2008 must be postmarked by Oct. 15, 2006.

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