Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program

The U.S. Embassy announces an open competition for the 2024 Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program, which provides international teachers with unique opportunities to develop expertise in their subject areas, enhance their teaching skills and increase their knowledge about the United States. Participants will travel to the United States for a six-week program beginning in January or September 2024. This is a non-degree academic program that includes coursework and intensive training in teaching methodologies, lesson planning, and teaching strategies, as well as the use of computers for Internet, word processing, and as teaching tools. As part of the academic program, participants will have the opportunity to design or revise a set of lessons for use in their own classrooms as well as modify a lesson into a micro-lesson demonstration for the End of Program Workshop in Washington, D.C. The six-week program will also include a forty-hour internship at a secondary school to actively engage participants with American teachers and students. Cultural activities and academic support will be provided for participants throughout the program.

The fellowship is fully funded and provides:

  • J-1 visa support;
  • Round-trip airfare from your home city to and within the U.S. (for participation in the program);
  • A Welcome Orientation in Washington, D.C.;
  • Academic program fees;
  • Shared same-gender housing and meals;
  • Accident and sickness medical insurance coverage;
  • Transportation to the internship school;
  • A daily allowance for meals and incidentals;
  • A book/professional development allowance;
  • A Closing Workshop in Washington, D.C.

Candidates should be:

  • Current full-time secondary school teachers OR language center teachers with five or more years of classroom experience in English as a Foreign Language, math, science, or social studies.
  • Teaching students between 12 and 18 years of age; teachers responsible for teaching additional grade levels must teach middle or high school students more than 50% of their work time.
  • Practicing teachers who plan to continue teaching for five years after the program.
  • Residents of their country of citizenship at the time of application.

***Educational administrators (such as representatives or officials of the Ministry of Education) and school administrators who do not teach at least 50% of their time, full-time teacher trainers, university faculty, private English Language tutors and teachers working in schools primarily serving expatriates are not eligible.

Candidates should have:

  • A university degree or equivalent
  • A minimum of five years of classroom experience
  • A minimum TOEFL score of 450 (testing will be provided as part of the program)


The 2024 Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program will be accepting applications until 23:59 on April 2, 2023.

Applications can be submitted online: https://fulbright.irex.org, or downloaded (Application Form (PDF 457 KB) and the Institutional Support and Reference Form (PDF 176 KB)) here and sent to AshgabatEducation@state.gov. Applications are also available at the American Corners in Dashoguz, Mary, and Turkmenabat cities.

Contact information
U.S. Embassy Ashgabat Public Affairs Section,
3rd floor, Business Center
70 Andalyp (1958) köçesi
Phone: (+99312) 473503; 473506; 473581; 473584
Fax: (+99312) 473529
Email: AshgabatEducation@state.gov