The Japan-U.S. Teacher Exchange Program for Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) will provide 24 U.S. teachers and administrators with a fully-funded opportunity to travel to Japan to learn about ESD efforts and strengthen ESD curricula in both countries. ESD is “a vision of education that seeks to balance human and economic well-being with cultural traditions and respect for the earth’s natural resources,” according to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
Applicants for the Japan-U.S. Teacher Exchange Program for ESD must be U.S. citizens at the time of application, must hold teaching certificates and/or have the equivalent credentials to teach at their schools, and must be employed full-time as teachers or administrators in primary or secondary schools or school districts.