Global Learning Fellowship

Applications for the 2023 cohort are now closed! Applications for the 2024 cohort will open in Fall 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 2023 cohort is South Africa.

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Global Learning Fellowship

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From the Fellows

  • “My experience was amazing. I think it was actually being in South Africa and talking with each of the other participates as each of us slowly changed views and understanding of the world. I imagine we each walked away with a different, but powerful experience. ”

    Jody Lynn Tolley

    Jody Lynn Tolley, Global Learning Fellow 2019
  • “We need to start thinking, if we are saying that we are educating the whole child, how can we truly educate the whole child? What are we offering in our curriculum to make sure we meet the needs and the interests of all of our students?”

    Dr. Tamora McConnell

    Dr. Tamora McConnell, Global Learning Fellow 2022
  • “The people are hands down one of the finest groups of people I have ever been a part of. I can not believe I was one of them...really you had amazing people in the cohort. Friends for life, so supportive I am so thankful.”

    Cody Vest

    Cody Vest, Global Learning Fellow 2019

“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.

Ready to Apply?

Applications for the 2024 cohort open Fall 2022.

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