International Fellowship Program

International Fellowship Information

Who Can Apply

Health care professionals from outside the United States who have:

  • Exhibited a profound interest in respiratory care.
  • Expressed a long-term commitment to the advancement of respiratory care.
  • Indicated a genuine interest in establishing respiratory care as an allied health profession.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in written and conversational English.

Fellowship Itinerary

  • One travel day to the United States.
  • One rest day prior to beginning the Fellowship.
  • Visits to two cities in the United States for a stay of approximately
    five to six days in each city. During the stay in each city, planned
    activities will include: 

    • Observation of the practice of respiratory care in large and small
    • Visits to formal educational programs of respiratory care at colleges and universities.
    • Visits to alternate care sites where respiratory care is being provided, such as home care organizations, rehabilitation centers, skilled nursing facilities, hospices, specialty laboratories, etc.
  • Attendance at AARC Congress 2020 in Orlando, FL, Nov. 14–17.

2020 Program Schedule

Nov. 1–18, 2020

Arrive in the First CitySundayNov. 1, 2020
First City RotationMonday–FridayNov. 2–6, 2020
Arrive in Second CitySaturdayNov. 7, 2020
Second City RotationSunday–ThursdayNov. 8–12, 2020
Arrive in Orlando, FLFridayNov. 13, 2020
AARC Congress 2020Saturday–TuesdayNov. 14–17, 2020
Fellowship Program EndsWednesdayNov. 18, 2020

Award Includes

  • Expenses incurred within the United States related to the planned site visits and the AARC International Respiratory Convention & Exhibition, which will include lodging, food allowance, and local ground transportation.
  • Paid registration at AARC Congress.
  • Fellowship is limited to twenty (20) days of lodging.
  • Fellowship is limited to twenty (20) days of food allowance.

Selected Fellows Are Responsible for the Following Items

  • All air travel expenses and arrangements to and from their country and within the United States.
  • Health insurance coverage for hospitalization, laboratory tests, and physician’s charges that may be incurred due to illness or injury while in the United States.
  • All personal travel and expenses such as visiting friends and sightseeing.
  • We strongly recommend each applicant apply for their VISA and passport at the time you submit your application.

Fellowship Application Form

If you are interested in applying to be a Fellow, please complete the application form.
Applications are accepted Nov. 21–June 1.

City Host Information and Application

Get detailed information on this exciting program available to respiratory therapy professionals in the U.S.

International Fellowships Contact Information

Mailing address:
AARC International Fellowships / City Host Program
9425 N MacArthur Blvd
Suite 100
Irving, TX 75063

Phone: 972-243-2272
Fax: 972-484-2720
E-Mail us

The AARC encourages the use of email as your primary method of communication. If unavailable, feel free to communicate by fax, mail or phone. Please follow fax transmittal with a copy in the mail.

The above listed awards, grants and fellowships may have tax implications to the recipient. Depending on the circumstance and filing requirements, an information tax form (i.e. 1099) may or may not be issued from the ARCF. In any case, we recommend that all recipients consult with their tax advisor to ensure compliance with IRS regulations.