Two people standing on a hill at Koli National Park looking at the lake view

Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad

The Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad (SA) Program supports short-term study opportunities for U.S. educators and administrators for the purpose of improving their understanding and knowledge of the peoples and cultures of other countries.

The Fulbright-Hays Seminar provides short-term study and travel 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 program will take place in Finland in summer 2024.

The theme for the program in Finland is Demystifying the Infrastructure of Happiness in Finnish Society. This seminar will provide U.S. K-8 educators a unique opportunity to explore the Finnish infrastructure contributing to the overall happiness of the country, with a focus on the following key strengths: 1) education and know how; 2) nature and sustainable development; and, 3) functionality and well-being. The program in Finland has been designed by the Fulbright Finland Foundation and will be implemented and led by the Foundation team.

Read about the Fulbright-Hays Seminar for Finland on the U.S. Department of Education website.

For more information and testimonials, check out the information leaflet!

Q&A Session

Seminars Abroad program officers have pre-recorded a technical assistance webinar about the FY 2024 Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad program's application process. The webinar provides guidance on how to prepare a competitive application, use the G5 electronic application system, and troubleshoot technical issues. Watch the prerecorded webinar anytime on IFLE’s YouTube channel at the following link:

Program officers will hold two additional question-and-answer sessions on Wednesday, Dec. 13 from 2 to 4 p.m. and on Wednesday Dec. 27 from 2 to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time). Anyone thinking about applying to the program is welcome to attend the live session by clicking the following link: Join the Live Q-&-A Session on Microsoft Teams, or by calling in to the meeting at 202-991-0393 and dialing the meeting ID 216929571242# with passcode M7Uk9m. These sessions will be held in “office hours” style, so feel free to drop in to ask a question or just attend and listen to what others are asking.

Additional questions about the program or application can be emailed to [email protected] at any time.



October 2023Application period starts
december 13 and december 27, 2023Q&A Session hosted by Seminars Abroad program officers
January 4, 2024Application period ends
Spring 2024Pre-departure webinar
June 23, 2024Arrival to New York City
June 24, 2024Pre-Departure Orientation at the Consulate of Finland in New York; Departures to Finland
June 25 - July 20, 2024Fulbright-Hays program in Finland