Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA) Program

The 2020-2021 Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA)

The Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA) is a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State. TEA will bring approximately 80 international teachers of English as a Foreign Language (EFL), social studies, math or science to the United States for a total of six-week professional development programs in 2021 (one program in the winter of 2021, the other in the fall of 2021). The program will consist of academic seminars focusing on new teaching methodologies, curriculum development, lesson planning, teaching strategies, and computer training. The program will also include a two-to-three week internship at a U.S. secondary school to actively engage participants in the U.S. classroom environment. Cultural enrichment, mentoring, and support will be provided to participants throughout the program.

In addition, TEA will provide follow-on grants to the international teachers to purchase essential materials for their schools, to offer follow-on training for other teachers, and to conduct other activities that will build on the exchange visits.

The TEA fellowship is fully funded and provides:

  • J-1 visa support;
  • Round-trip airfare;
  • An end of program workshop in Washington, D.C.;
  • University training program;
  • Accommodations, meals, and incidentals for the duration of the program;
  • Professional development and cultural activities;
  • Accident and sickness medical coverage;
  • The opportunity to apply for alumni small grants.

Eligible applicants must be:

  • Secondary-level, full-time teachers with five or more years of classroom experience in English as a Foreign Language; Social Studies, Sciences, Math, Special Education;
  • Citizen of Kyrgyzstan;
  • English-language proficient in written and spoken English

Application Deadline:

5:00 PM, March 25, 2020 for paper and online application

Applications for the Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program can be found on https://kg.usembassy.gov and submitted by contacting

171 Prospect Mira

PAS, U.S. Embassy 
Bishkek, 720016

Tel (312) 597 000

E-mail : USKGCulturalAffairs@state.gov

Link to online applications: Register as a new applicant by creating an account at: https://oas.irex.org/fulbrighttea