Sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, the Distinguished Fulbright Awards in Teaching program recognizes and encourages excellence in teaching in the U.S. and abroad. It is part of the overall Fulbright Program, named in honor of Senator William Fulbright, which promotes mutual understanding among people of the United States and other countries. The program sends highly accomplished primary and secondary teachers from the U.S. abroad and brings international teachers to the U.S for a three to six month long program. In 2010-11, the participating countries are: Argentina, Finland, India, Israel, Mexico, Singapore, South Africa, and the United Kingdom.
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