Choosing a shared theme is an essential part of your application as a cluster or one-to-one partnership.

Explore our information about themes for each eligible country, as well as guidance on ideal times to travel and visa requirements.

 

Bangladesh

Partnership themes

  • Environmental education particularly relating to water and food security
  • STEM education practices
  • Social science education (particularly relating to Geography, History, Language and Cultural Education).

Visit times

We recommend visiting during January, March, April and early May and September.

Learn more about Bangladesh's education system.

Find out about visa requirements for Bangladesh.

Egypt

Partnership themes

  • Improving CPD for teachers and school leaders
  • Embedding International collaboration
  • Inclusive practice, focusing on SEN and Disabilities
  • Policy engagement on key reform agenda
  • The International School Award
  • Quality assurance practices in schools
  • Formative assessment.

Visit times

We recommend visiting during September - May, excluding winter holidays (20 January - 10 February).

Learn more about Egypt's education system.

Find out about visa requirements for Egypt.

Ethiopia

Partnership themes

  • Creating child-friendly learning environments
  • Contextualising learning for local learners to encourage effective problem solving and critical thinking
  • Developing school leadership capacities 
  • Improving the teacher induction scheme
  • Utilising digital technology and ICT in the classroom 
  • Global and national citizenship education and the role this plays in development.

Visit times

We recommend visiting during October and December and between February and May.

Learn more about Ethiopia's education system.

Find out about visa requirements for Ethiopia.

Ghana

Partnership themes

  • System consultancy - inclusive education policy and curriculum support
  • School leadership and teacher development
  • Environmental issues and climate change education
  • Enhancing numeracy and literacy and the development of these skills throughout the curriculum
  • Entrepreneurship and skills for the global market.

Visit times

We recommend visiting October to November, February to March or May to June.

Learn more about Ghana's education system.

Find out about visa requirements for Ghana.

Iraq

Partnership themes

  • System consultancy - inclusive education policy and curriculum support
  • School leadership and teacher development
  • Environmental issues and climate change education
  • Enhancing numeracy and literacy and the development of these skills throughout the curriculum
  • Entrepreneurship and skills for the global market.

Visit times

We recommend visiting October to November, February to March or May to June.

Learn more about Iraq's education system.

Find out about visa requirements for Iraq.

Jordan

Partnership themes

  • System consultancy - inclusive education policy and curriculum support
  • School leadership and teacher development
  • Environmental issues and climate change education
  • Enhancing numeracy and literacy and the development of these skills throughout the curriculum
  • Entrepreneurship and skills for the global market.

Visit times

We recommend visiting September to May. The winter break is in February.

Learn more about Jordan's education system.

Find out about visa requirements for Jordan.

Kenya

Partnership themes

  • School leadership and transferable skills
  • Environmental education relating to food and water security and climate change
  • Gender and inclusive practices
  • Entrepreneurship and skills for enterprise
  • Quality education for example around literacy like teaching phonetics and reading, environment conservation among others.

Visit times

We recommend visiting February to March and May to July .

Learn more about Kenya's education system.

Find out about visa requirements for Kenya.

Lebanon

Partnership themes

  • Teaching about the sector development goals and developing the use of core skills across the curriculum
  • Implementing inclusive education strategies and student-centred learning are also key objectives.

Visit times

We recommend visiting September to April. Mid-term holidays are in the last two weeks of January.

Learn more about Lebanon's education system.

Find out about visa requirements for Lebanon.

Malawi

Partnership themes

  • Inclusive education, particularly focusing on gender and inclusive practices
  • School leadership and teacher development
  • Entrepreneurship and developing core skills for the global economy
  • Food security and other environmental challenges
  • Quality education focused on promoting digital literacy.

Visit times

We recommend visiting during October, February and May.

Learn more about Malawi's education system.

Find out about visa requirements for Malawi.

Morocco

Partnership themes

  • Developing the use of entrepreneurial skills and marketable skills within the school environment
  • Promoting the role of the school within its local, national and global environment
  • Development education and education as a tool for development
  • The sector development goals and how achieving them will help development

Visit times

We recommend visiting between March and May.

Learn more about Morocco's education system.

British citizens require no visa for visits of up to three months.

Mozambique

Partnership themes

  • Expansion of education opportunities
  • Education quality improvement 
  • Inclusive education 
  • Child protection and wellbeing
  • Environment and climate change education
  • Entrepreneurship and skills for the global economy
  • English/foreign language education.

Visit times

We recommend visiting during February, May and September.

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Find out about visa requirements for Mozambique.

Nepal

Partnership themes

Nepal’s main partnership focus is developing effective school leaders to create an enabling environment for global learning.  Within this, main thematic areas include:

  • Community engagement 
  • Sustainable development and global citizenship education
  • Reducing inequalities within and among countries.

Visit times

Term dates in Nepal vary by region.

Learn more about Nepal's education system.

Find out about visa requirements for Nepal.

Nigeria

Partnership themes

  • System consultancy - inclusive education policy and curriculum support
  • School leadership and teacher development
  • Environmental issues
  • Entrepreneurship and core skills for a global economy
  • Quality education for example around literacy like teaching phonetics and reading, environment conservation among others.

Visit times

We recommend visiting during January and February.

Learn more about Nigeria's education system.

Find out about visa requirements for Nigeria.

Pakistan

Partnership themes

  • STEM educational practices, particularly in science
  • Environment and sustainability education, particularly focusing on the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Social science education, particularly to do with history, culture and language education
  • Partnerships are encouraged at primary, middle and secondary level.

Visit times

We recommend visiting in January, February or April or between September and November.

Learn more about Pakistan's education system.

Find out about visa requirements for Pakistan.

Palestinian Territories

Partnership themes

  • Inclusive pedagogy, differentiation and SEN
  • Psychosocial support
  • Integrating ICT and technology within the classroom
  • Formative and summative assessment approaches
  • Core skills and how to develop these across the curriculum

Visit times

Learn more about the education system.

Find out about visa requirements.

You don’t need a visa to enter Israel as a tourist. On entry, visitors are granted leave to enter for a period of up to three months. Visitors entering via Ben Gurion airport are given an entry card instead of an entry stamp in their passport. 

You should keep your entry card with your passport until you leave. This is evidence of your legal entry into Israel and may be required, particularly at any crossing points into the Occupied Palestinian Territories. It is for the Israeli authorities to determine the right of entry into Israel.

We recommend visiting between February and April. Face-to-face partnerships in country or in a third country are welcome, as are virtual partnerships.

Rwanda

Partnership themes

  • School leadership and teacher development
  • Environmental issues, particularly food and water security
  • Entrepreneurship and core skills for a global economy
  • Quality education for example around literacy like teaching phonetics and reading
  • Accreditation procedure
  • System consultancy - inclusive education policy and curriculum support

Visit times

We recommend visiting in February, May and September although other times could also be possible.

Learn more about Rwanda's education system.

Find out about visa requirements for Rwanda.

Sierra Leone

Partnership themes

  • School leadership and teacher development
  • Entrepreneurship and core skills for a global economy
  • System consultancy - inclusive education policy and curriculum support
  • Providing quality education in schools.

Visit times

We recommend visiting between September and October, January and February, and April and May.

Learn more about Sierra Leone's education system.

Find out about visa requirements for Sierra Leone.

South Africa

Partnership themes

  • Inclusive education, particularly relating to gender and SEN and reducing inequalities in education
  • Capacity building for teachers (professional development)
  • School leadership 
  • Child protection
  • Quality education relating to literacy
  • Tackling poverty and inequality
  • Environmental education, particularly relating to climate change sustainable development education
  • Entrepreneurship and skills for a global economy.

Visit times

We recommend visiting between January and March or in September.

Learn more about South Africa's education system.

Find out about visa requirements for South Africa.

Sudan

Partnership themes

  • System consultancy - inclusive education policy and curriculum support
  • School leadership and teacher development
  • Entrepreneurship and skills for a global economy
  • Quality education
  • Environmental education.

Visit times

We recommend visiting between October and November or January and February.

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Find out about visa requirements for Sudan.

Tanzania

Partnership themes

  • Inclusive education, particularly relating to gender and curriculum support
  • Professional development for teachers and school leadership
  • Accreditation
  • Student leadership and voice
  • English language proficiency
  • Environmental education, particularly relating to food and water security and climate change
  • Equality education
  • Social enterprise and youth unemployment.

Visit times

We recommend visiting in October, but UK teachers are welcome all year round.

Learn more about Tanzania's education system.

Find out about visa requirements for Tanzania.

Tunisia

Partnership themes

  • Encouraging equality, diveristy and inclusion in schools
  • Development of school life beyond studying
  • Enhancement of CPD for influencers, leaders and teachers 
  • Encouraging quality education and the use of learners’ core skills
  • Use of ICT and technology in the classroom
  • Environmental education and responsibility.

Visit times

We recommend visiting in January, February or April.

Learn more about Tunisia's education system.

No visas are required for UK passport holders.

Zambia

Partnership themes

  • Instructional leadership 
  • Partnership and collaboration
  • Child protection 
  • Entrepreneurship and skills for the global economy 
  • Teacher preparedness and competences
  • Learner performance support, particularly focusing on gender and inclusion
  • Improvement of teaching and learning materials and using learning outcomes to target learning effectively
  • Food security
  • Water life.

Visit times

We recommend visiting between January and March and between June and July.

Learn more about Zambia's education system.

Find out about visa requirements for Zambia.

Zimbabwe

Partnership themes

  • System consultancy 
  • International collaboration
  • Professional development for teachers and head teachers
  • Peace and justice
  • Environmental and social issues including food security, water conservation, climate change
  • Gender and inclusion in education
  • Entrepreneurship and skills for the global economy.

Visit times

We recommend visiting between February, May and September.

Learn more about Zimbabwe's education system.

Find out about visa requirements for Zimbabwe.