Teaching Excellence & Achievement (TEA) Program for Pakistan:

The Teaching Excellence & Achievement (TEA) Program provides outstanding in-service Pakistani secondary school English language teachers with a six-week long professional development training at a university in the United States. The selected teachers travel to the U.S. on an academic exchange program to further develop expertise in their subject area, enhance their teaching skills and English language proficiency, and increase their knowledge about the United States. Upon their return to Pakistan, they are eligible to apply for TEA Alumni Small Grants and become members of the Pak U.S. Alumni Network. The program is fully sponsored by the Regional English Language Office (RELO) at the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad.


  • J-1 visa support
  • Pre-departure orientation held in Pakistan
  • Round-trip airfare and travel within the U.S.
  • A welcome workshop at University of Nebraska, Omaha
  • Tuition/Program fees
  • Housing (shared with program fellow of the same gender) and meals
  • Accident and sickness medical coverage (does not cover pre-existing conditions)
  • Transportation to the practicum school (if necessary)
  • A trip to Washington, D.C.
  • A re-entry seminar in Pakistan
  • An opportunity to apply for alumni grants