FY2022 Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program: Competition Announced!

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October 2021

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Apply Now to the Fiscal Year 2022 Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program!

Application Deadline: Dec. 28, 2021

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The Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad program provides U.S. educators in the arts, social sciences and humanities with opportunities to participate in short-term seminars abroad to improve their understanding and knowledge of the peoples and cultures of other countries. In 2022, summer seminars will be offered in the Philippines, Hungary, Norway, and Germany. 


Each thematic seminar features educational lectures and interactive, cultural activities specifically designed for elementary, secondary, and postsecondary educators, including visits to local schools and organizations and meetings with education administrators, government officials, policymakers, teachers, and students. Participants draw on their experiences during the program to create new or to enhance existing cross-cultural curricula for use in their U.S. classrooms and school systems. Sixteen educators participate in each seminar. The Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad program covers airfare, room and board, and program costs. Teacher participants are responsible for a cost-share of $650.

Please note that seminars are contingent on congressional funding, and travel dates could be postponed due to international travel restrictions that may be enacted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


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How to Apply

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We recommend applicants begin by visiting our applicant webpage and carefully reading the application package for detailed instructions on applying to the Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad program.


The fiscal year 2022 Seminars Abroad application is now available on the G5 website at www.g5.gov. If you are a new user, click “Sign Up” on the G5 homepage. Once you have successfully registered and your access is activated, click “Package Submission” under Grant Setup. Following the steps provided, complete and upload the required forms and files. Refer to the application package for detailed instructions on applying.


The application deadline is Dec. 28, 2021.


Eligibility Requirements

Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad program applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements: 

  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States. 
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. 
  • Have at least three years of full-time teaching or administrative experience by the departure date from the United States. 
  • Be currently employed full-time in a U.S. school, institution of higher education, local educational agency, state educational agency, library, or museum as a teacher, curriculum developer, librarian, or administrator. 
  • Be an educator in the arts, humanities, or social sciences (this requirement does not apply to administrators). 
  • Be employed at the level of the seminar for which you are applying. 
  • Be physically and psychologically fit to participate in the program. 
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Application Webinar: Coming Soon

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The U.S. Department of Education's International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE) office will host a technical assistance webinar in the coming weeks to help teachers, school administrators, and other educators learn more about the Fiscal Year 2022 Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program and the application process. The webinar will provide guidance on how to prepare a competitive application, use the G5 electronic application system, and troubleshoot technical issues.


In order for the webinar to best serve the needs of all applicants, please submit any questions regarding the competition and application in advance to seminarsabroad@ed.gov to ensure that they are addressed during the session. The webinar will be prerecorded and posted on IFLE’s YouTube channel. A link to the recording will also be posted on the Applicant Information page of the Seminars Abroad website. Check the website over the coming weeks for updates.


If you have questions about the program or application in the meantime, please email them to

New Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Videos

Watch two new promotional videos for the Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad program!

Each video highlights the experiences of a recent Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad program participant.


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The first video highlights a participant in the fiscal year 2021 Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad to Iceland for K–8 teachers and administrators.  In the video, Anya Rose shares pictures, talks about her seminar experiences in Iceland, and discusses the impact of her participation in the program.


Watch the video by clicking on the "Watch Video" link, below.

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The second video highlights a participant in the fiscal year 2021 Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad to Mexico for postsecondary faculty and administrators.  Dr. Arianna Huhn discusses the value of her participation in the seminar by sharing stories of her trip to Mexico and how her research interests intersected with her seminar experiences.


Watch the video by clicking on the "Watch Video" link, below.

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Explore our Google map of FY 2020 IFLE grantees to learn about the Title VI domestic projects being implemented on campuses across the United States and the Fulbright-Hays overseas projects being conducted around the world. These projects strengthen international education experiences and foreign language for students, participants, and dissertation researchers.


This map provides a user-friendly way for viewers to get a sense of the extensive reach of the Title VI and Fulbright-Hays grantee institutions featured, as well as the diversity of our grantee institutions.



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