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State Department Teacher Trip to Russia

American Councils is now accepting applications for US secondary school teachers to collaborate with their Russian counterparts at a US-Russia Joint Teacher Conference held at a domestic university and on an approximately two-week visit to Russia. Travel and program expenses are supported by American Councils through its grant with the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, US Department of State.

Teachers to Teachers (LTMS) is an integrated and inclusive program that provides participants with national recognition, professional development, field experience in international classrooms, and access to program-specific grant opportunities to support classroom projects and school partnerships.

By using American teachers as educational ambassadors, Teachers to Teachers encourages innovative teaching methods, civics education, American Studies programs and cultural understanding for students and teachers throughout Russia. In return, American teachers learn about both alternative educational systems and foreign teaching methods, gain a unique perspective on Russian schools and communities, and participate in powerful cultural exchange.

Applications can be downloaded from, and candidates should direct questions to Ben Dunbar at or 202-833-7522.