Application Instructions


We're thrilled you're interested in applying to be a the Global Learning Fellow! Click below to download a sample application and the application rubric for the 2023 cohort.

The application period for the 2023 Global Learning Fellow is now open! Applications for the 2023 Global Learning Fellowship are due by April 1, 2022.

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You are eligible to apply if:

  • You are employed as a current classroom educator with responsibility for creating lesson plans and delivering instruction to K-12 students in a public school.
  • You have three or more years of teaching experience
  • You are a current NEA member

Program Timeline

Fall professional development conference

During the conference, Fellows strengthen their peer-learning community. Global competency leaders and country experts lead workshop sessions, while facilitators guide the Fellows in specially designed community-building exercises.

Online Global Education Course

Fellows continue to expand their global competencies and advocacy through online coursework designed by leading experts in global education.


The Fellowship also includes webinars that accelerate learning and deepen participants’ understanding of global education and the means to advocate for it.

Field Study

A culmination of a year-long professional development program, the international field study will allow fellows to immerse themselves in learning about the history, culture, and education systems of South Africa during a 10-day visit in July, 2023.

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