Expenses covered for participants include travel, lodging, and meals. The highly competitive RfA is open to all primary and secondary U.S. teachers in public and public charter schools. Preference is given to educators who are in the social science, humanities, and arts fields and demonstrate both a strong interest in and commitment to teaching about the Arab world in their classrooms.
QFI and GEEO Educator Tours
The opportunity to learn about other cultures first-hand through an in-country experience is an unparalleled educational experience for teachers. QFI partners with the Global Exploration for Educators Organization (GEEO) to offer cultural immersion trips to the Arab world for U.S. primary and secondary school teachers. There are three trips annually.
Each winter and spring, educators travel to Qatar and Oman for a 12-day experience where they explore historical and cultural sights led by in-country guides. Sessions during the evenings facilitate curriculum connections and discussion.
In the summer, QFI and GEEO offer a similar immersion experience in a different Arab country. Participants from the U.S. and Qatar explore the host country, exchange ideas and teaching strategies, and learn and compare each others’ cultures and traditions as well as those of the host country.
Upcoming QFI and GEEO Educators Tours:
Winter: December 23 – January 3, 2019
Spring: April 7 – 19, 2019
Summer: June 28 – July 6, 2019