Exchange Programs and Deadlines

The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs offers a range of programs, including youth-focused programs to empower the next generation and establish long-lasting ties between the United States and other countries. Exchange programs focus primarily on secondary schools and colleges to promote mutual understanding, leadership development, educational transformation and democratic ideals.  The Bureau also offers programs for undergraduates and graduates, as well as professional development opportunities. The links below provide more information on these exchange programs.

Application Deadline:  May 2, 2018

The Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA) provides outstanding English, social studies, math, science, and special education secondary school teachers with a unique opportunity to develop their expertise, enhance their teaching skills and increase their knowledge about the United States.  Teachers come to the United States from all world regions for a six-week non‐degree, non‐credit customized academic program at a U.S. university graduate school of education, including intensive training in teaching methodologies, lesson planning, teaching strategies for their home environment, teacher leadership, and the use of instructional technologies. The program also includes field experience at a secondary school to engage participants with American teachers and students.


Eligible applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Be current secondary school-level, full-time teachers in a school that serves a primarily local (not expatriate) population;
  • Have five or more years of classroom experience in TEA teaching disciplines: English, EFL, Social Studies, Mathematics, Science, or special education;
  • Be citizens of and residents in Algeria
  • Have earned a Bachelor’s degree;
  • Obtain a minimum score of 450 on paper based TOEFL or equivalent English language examination, and
  • Demonstrate a commitment to continue teaching after completion of the program.

Important: The selected participants will be going to the U.S. either on January 2019 cohort or September 2019 cohort. The program takes place during the school year and it is the applicant’s responsibility to obtain the necessary permissions to leave school for 6 weeks.

 Application package: 

Please return completed applications to Public Affairs Section:

The program brings together a wide range of international and U.S. writers to examine current trends in literature including fiction, drama, poetry, and screen-writing, and to explore the creative process involved in writing in a unique U.S. environment. The international writers spend two weeks in residence at the University of Iowa in Iowa City presenting their work to local audiences, working with translators, and participating in university level classes and workshops. The program is open to 15-18 years old Algerian students.

Deadline to turn in the application is at 1700, 15 March 2018


The U.S. Embassy Algiers announces an open competition for non-profit organizations to submit applications to implement a program in which 5-6 U.S. citizen imams or Muslim religious/community leaders travel to Algeria to participate in an exchange with the Algerian Ministry of Religious Affairs’ regarding effective strategies to combat violent extremism.


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