Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad and Group Projects Abroad

Since 2004, Hemispheres's component Centers have worked with the Fulbright-Hays educator programs in the U.S. Department of Education. Two programs bring U.S. educators abroad for short-term summer study programs and related projects.

Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad (SA) provide short-term study and travel seminars abroad for U.S. educators in the social sciences and humanities for the purpose of improving their understanding and knowledge of the peoples and cultures of other countries. The University of Texas has organized the pre-departure orientation for numerous SA programs: Argentina-Peru, Bulgaria, Turkey-Cyprus in 2004; Ecuador in 2005; Brazil in 2007; India-Sri Lanka, Morocco, and Mexico-Peru in 2008; and Mexico and Turkey in 2009.

Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (GPA) provide grants to educational institutions to support overseas projects in training, research, and curriculum development in modern foreign languages and area studies for teachers, students, and faculty engaged in a common endeavor. Five seminars and curriculum development projects have been organized by Hemispheres's component Centers through the GPA program: LLILAS Outreach coordinated seminars in Brazil in 2010 and 2004 and Mexico in 2006, CMES outreach coordinated seminars in Turkey in 1990 and Egypt in 2005, and CREEES took a group to Siberia in 2013.