2003 Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Program
Three Week Study Visit to Japan
From: Jaime McQueen
FMF Program Officer
The Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Program (FMF) is an
opportunity for U.S. primary & secondary teachers & administrators to
participate in a three-week study visit to Japan. The program, which is fully
funded by the Government of Japan, aims to increase the level of understanding
between Japan & the United States & to provide a significant opportunity
for the professional development of educators.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens who are employed full-time in
any discipline as a teacher or administrator for grades 1 through 12.
Individuals complete an application, including a two-part essay describing a
follow-on plan for sharing the experience with their classrooms, schools, &
communities. Two letters of reference as well as the approval of the applicant’s
supervisor are required.
The Study Visit
The program begins in Tokyo with an orientation and introduction
to Japanese life and culture. Participants attend seminars hosted by government
and educational leaders and visit cultural sites. Participants then travel in
small groups to different cities in prefectures (states), where they visit local
schools and teachers' colleges and meet with teachers and students. Participants
also meet with local and regional educational, government and industry
officials, and spend a weekend home stay with a Japanese family. The program
concludes with debriefing sessions in Tokyo before traveling home to the United
Six hundred award recipients will be selected this year.
Educators from all areas of the U.S. are encouraged to submit
applications for the 2003 cycles of the Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Program.
The application deadline is December 10, 2002
Apply online at www.iie.org/pgms/fmf
For more information, or to request a hard copy of the
application, contact the Institute of International Education at 1-888-527-2636