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Fulbright Teacher Program Offers Professional Development in Japan

July 30, 2003

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Program is offering teachers of grades 1-12 or administrators an opportunity to participate in a three-week professional development program in Japan.  

The program is fully funded by the Government of Japan and aims to increase the level of understanding between Japan and the United States.  

During their three-week stay, participants will take part in an orientation and introduction to Tokyo. They will then travel in small groups to areas outside of Tokyo to visit local schools, interact with teachers and students and meet local and regional government and industry officials. Selected participants will stay with Japanese host families.  

Educators interested in applying for the FMF Teacher Program should visit http://www.iie.org/fmf for more information or to apply online. Information and applications may also be obtained by calling the Institute of International Education toll-free at 1-888-527-2636. The deadline for applications is December 10, 2003.  

The FMF Teacher Programs was established in 1997 and is administered by the Japan United States Educational Commission.

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