Global Learning Fellowship

Applications for the 2023 cohort are now available! Deadline to apply: March 1, 2022.


Through the NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellowship, public school educators develop the knowledge and skills to integrate global competency into their daily classroom instruction, advocate for global competency in their schools and districts, and help students to thrive in our increasingly interconnected world. Fellows transform their classrooms to give students a global perspective.

The NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellowship
The NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellowship

Over the course of a year, NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellows immerse themselves in online coursework, webinars, reading and reflection as well as in a two-day professional workshop and an international field study. The field study brings the cohort together to investigate the historical and cultural context of the country they visit and learn about its education system through meetings with policymakers, business and nonprofit leaders as well as visits to schools to meet teachers, students and administrators. The NEA Foundation partners with EF Educational Tours, a global leader in international education, to design transformative field study experiences for the Fellows. The field study country for the 2022 cohort is South Africa.

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Global Learning Fellowship

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From the Fellows

  • “Even after more than 30 years in the classroom, I can truly say that my first international travel experience changed my life.”

    Sharon Davison

    Kindergarten Teacher & 2016 Global Learning Fellow, Williston, VT
  • “This was a powerful experience for me an individual and as a teacher... All educators should realize the power of global thinking.”

    Karen Toavs

    7th grade STEM teacher & 2013 Global Learning Fellow, Williston, ND
  • “Being a Global Learning Fellow sparked my desire to become a globally competent teacher... Everyone knows there’s no better teacher than experience.”

    Terri Butts

    Curriculum and Instructional Coach & 2015 Global Learning Fellow, Columbia, SC

“If we are to have peace on earth, our loyalties must become ecumenical rather than sectional. Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe, our class, and our nation; and this means we must develop a world perspective.”

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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