The following is a selection of exchange opportunities available to educators and students of the region. Please consult the programs’ websites for complete information and eligibility.
Opportunities for Professional Development
Teacher and Administrator Exchange Program Supports exchanges between US teachers and administrators and their overseas counterparts from Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia.
Faculty Development Fellowship Non-degree program that encourages the pursuit of academic careers by outstanding faculty and generates innovative approaches to curricular and pedagogical reform in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.
International Visitor Leadership Program Brings participants, including education professionals, to the United States from all over the world to meet and confer with their professional counterparts and to experience the U.S. firsthand.
Global Connections and Exchange Funds programs to develop secondary school internet connectivity and curriculum development, including teacher training in new media, in Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan.
Junior Faculty Development Program An open competition exchange program focusing on young university teachers of Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and residents of Kosovo.
Visiting Teachers and Faculty Program Fee-for-service program that places Eurasian instructors at U.S. institutions for temporary teaching positions.
Community Connections Offers homestay-based practical training opportunities in the U.S. for professionals from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.
Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA) – Eurasia/South Asia Provides secondary-school teachers from Eurasia and South Asia with unique opportunities to develop expertise in their subject areas, enhance their teaching skills, and increase their knowledge about the United States.
Scholarships for Students of Education/Pedagogy
Edmund S. Muskie/Freedom Support Act Graduate Fellowship Program » Available to students of education from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.
Ford Foundation – International Fellowships Program (IFP) » Available to Russian students interested in education reform.
Ron Brown Fellowship Program » Available to students interested in education administration who are citizens of Albania, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, and Slovenia.
British Council » One of the primary cultural relations organizations of the United Kingdom, specializing in educational development, exchange, and English as a second language, with offices in: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.
East Chance » Online database of scholarships and travel opportunities available to Eastern European students of various disciplines.