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.