6 January, 2020. at 5pm Egypt Time, 4pm Morocco Time.


The United States of America

(Fully Funded)


Teachers of Critical Languages Program (TCLP)

The Teachers of Critical Languages Program is pleased to announce an open competition for U.S. schools to host an exchange teacher from  Egypt, or Morocco for an academic year. This program seeks to strengthen foreign language instruction at U.S. schools, while also providing the selected exchange teachers the opportunity to learn about U.S. teaching methodologies, culture, and society. The exchange teachers will teach Modern Standard Arabic and will also serve as a cultural resource in the host school and community.

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the U.S. Department of State and American Councils will convene an independent panel that will review the applications on the basis of the following:

  • Professional and educational experience and achievements.
  • Demonstrated leadership potential.
  • Flexibility, maturity, and ability to participate in an international academic exchange.
  • Preparedness (including maturity, flexibility, and ability to function independently) for an intensive academic year in the U.S.
  • Ability to express ideas clearly and effectively.
  • Demonstrated commitment to current pedagogy and willingness to adapt methodology.
  • Willingness to co-teach in the U.S. classroom; and.
  • Potential for developing long-term linkages between U.S., Egyptian, and Moroccan educational institutions and schools.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Teaching Modern Standard Arabic.
  • Culture Exchange.

Required Languages

English and Arabic.

Eligible Countries


Program Period

One Academic Year.

Early August 2020 – May/June 2021.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Is a citizen of Egypt or Morocco who currently resides in their country of citizenship (Egypt or Morocco);
  • Is currently a full-time teacher of English as a Foreign Language or Arabic as a Foreign Language in a primary or secondary (K-12) school in Egypt or Morocco;
  • At the time of application has at least four years of classroom teaching experience;
  • Is prepared to teach for the entire U.S. academic year with leave time limited to school breaks;
  • Has a firm understanding of Modern Standard Arabic ;
  • Has at least a Bachelor’s degree;
  • Demonstrates a commitment to continue teaching after completion of the program;
  • Is proficient in written and spoken English; and
  • Has submitted a complete application package (Egypt: please see the Application Checklist; Morocco: contact

Individuals in the following circumstances are NOT eligible for the TCLP:

  • U.S. citizens and permanent residents of the United States, or their spouses.
  • Individuals currently participating in academic, training, or research programs in the United States.
  • Individuals who have applied for U.S. permanent residency in the past three years.
  • Individuals currently studying, residing, or working outside of their home country (Egypt or Morocco);
  • Ministry of Education officials, full-time principals or educational administrators, full-time teacher trainers, education consultants, university faculty, private English Language tutors.
  • Individuals who have participated in an exchange visitor program sponsored by the U.S. government for a period of more than six weeks in the last five years.

Opportunity Cost

(Fully Funded)

TCLP is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), U.S. Department of State and provides:

  • J-1 visa support;
  • A pre-departure orientation held in the participant’s home country;
  • Round-trip travel from each participant’s home country to and within the U.S.
  • A nine-day welcome orientation in Washington, DC.
  • An approximate 10.5-month teaching assignment in a U.S. host school;
  • Professional development workshops;
  • Accident and sickness insurance (does not cover pre-existing conditions);
  • Assistance with finding housing, generally arranged by the U.S. host school/educational community;
  • Living stipend of approximately $20,000.
  • Housing in the form of a monthly housing allowance for the duration of the program, calculated based on average housing prices for the assigned host community.

How to Apply

First Step: Create an account here then fill in the application

your application package must include:

  • An online Exchange Teacher Application Form;
  • Four essays that include detailed answers to all questions;
  • A signed copy of the Application Certification Statement;
  • Transcript(s)/teaching certifications;
  • A resume written in English that is no more than two pages long;
  • A recent passport size photograph of the applicant; and
  • A recommendation from the applicant’s supervisor. If the recommendation is not in English, an accurate translation must be submitted with the original.



Contact for Morocco specific application information.


  • To be considered for the program, please submit a complete application online
  • Incomplete applications or items submitted by fax or e-mail will not be accepted
  • Unless otherwise noted, please answer all questions in English
  • If a required question does not apply to you, please enter N/A (not applicable)
  • There is a limit of three (3) attachments per applicable question; if more than three are submitted, the application may be disqualified
  • Additional materials (such as student work or hand-outs) should NOT be included
  • Materials that require technical equipment (such as audio or videotapes) will not be reviewed by the selection committee

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This Scholarship Published by:
Eslam Wahby / Egypt

Reviewed by” Amina Hamed / Egypt
MARJ3 Intern
MARJ3 Scholarships team