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Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (GPA) Program Benefits

Program Description

The Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (GPA) program is designed to contribute to the development and improvement of the study of modern foreign languages and area studies in the United States by providing training opportunities for faculty, teachers, and upperclassmen and/or graduate students in foreign countries where the United States has diplomatic representation. Awards are made under the program to conduct overseas group projects in research, training and curriculum development.

General Program Requirements

In order to participate in the GPA program, you must be a citizen, national, or permanent resident of the United States, and currently employed full-time in the United States school system, institution of higher education, local education agency, or state education agency.

You must also belong to at least one of the following groups:
  • A faculty member in modern foreign languages or area studies
  • A teacher in an elementary or secondary school
  • An experienced educator responsible for planning, conducting, or supervising programs in modern foreign languages or area studies at the elementary, secondary, or postsecondary levels
  • A graduate student or a junior or senior in an institution of higher education, who plans a teaching career in modern foreign languages or area studies
Only institutions of higher education, state departments of education, private nonprofit educational organizations, and consortia of institutions, departments, and organizations can apply for this program directly through the Department of Education.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

To inquire about any Group Projects Abroad opportunities through your school, speak with someone in your academic department.

You may also visit the Group Projects Abroad Applicant Information page.

Program Contact Information

For more information about this Program, please visit the U.S. Department of Education's Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program page.

If you have questions about the program, please visit the Contacts page.