The Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Program, fully funded by the Government of Japan and administered by the Japan-United States Educational Commission (JUSEC), annually provides 600 American primary and secondary school teachers and administrators with the opportunity for professional development through short-term study visits to Japan.
You Are Eligible If You Are...
- Employed full-time as a teacher or administrator at a primary or secondary level (grades 1-12);
- Resident of one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia;
- U.S. Citizen at the time of application;
- Have less than two weeks or no prior experience in Japan.
About the Program
Participants begin their three-week stay in Japan by attending seminars, meeting with experts in education, government and business, and visiting historical landmarks.
After the orientation in Tokyo, participants are assigned to small groups, which spend ten days visiting a specific city in Japan. There they visit local schools and teachers' colleges, interacting with Japanese teachers, students, and parents.
A highlight of the program is a short homestay with a Japanese family. The program concludes with debriefing sessions in Tokyo where all participants share their experiences and insights.
Before, during and after the study visit, participants develop and enhance strategies for sharing their experiences with their schools and communities in the United States.
An application for the FMF Program can be requested by doing one of the following:
- Downloading the application from the FMF official site below.Calling the Institute of International Education toll-free information line (1-888-527-2636)
- Sending a written request to the Consulate.