Bring Cultural Understanding to K-12 Students

Share your Fulbright experience with K-12 students in your neighborhood by participating in our Fulbright in the Classroom (FIC) initiativeBy sharing your storiesyou introduce students to new places and peoples. You inspire them to learn more and to travel.  And you will have fun. 

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All Fulbrighters are welcome to participate, especially recent returning students and visiting grantees. By participating in Fulbright in the Classroom, you can bring a personal perspective on the country you visited or share information about your home country. This is a chance for you to share your experience with international cultures and traditions — music, food, lifestyles, religions, histories — with U.S. classrooms. 

 

Participating is easy! Get started by reviewing this website and filling out this interest form

1

Set a date


Start by determining the school you would like to visit.

Make contact with a classroom teacher by sending an introduction email using this template, and set a target date!

2

Prepare your presentation


Make your content personal and focus on sharing your perspective.

Gather photos, items, and anything else that will help you tell your Fulbright story.


3

Tell Your Story


When you visit the classroom, introduce yourself and Fulbright, ask questions, make it interactive, and have fun!

Your day in the classroom is your time to share your personal experiences with another culture. Share stories from moments that surprised you, humbled you, and made you fall in love with your country.

Click here to find lesson plan outlines and suggestions for activities.

4

Follow up


Shortly after your visit, send a note to thank your teacher for collaborating. Click here to find a template for your note.

Then, please fill out our Fulbright in the Classroom post-event summary to tell us how it went!

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