Fulbright Foreign Students Program & Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) program

Fulbright Foreign Students Program & Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) program

Deadline: Varies

The Fulbright Foreign Student Program, administered by binational Fulbright Commissions/Foundations or U.S. Embassies, enables graduate students, young professionals and artists from abroad to study and conduct research in the United States.

The Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant grant is one academic year (approximately 9-10 month) non-renewable opportunity. The program is non-degree; if you are interested in a degree-seeking program, you are encouraged to explore the Fulbright Foreign Student Program. If selected for participation in the Fulbright FLTA Program, you will have the opportunity to spend one academic year sharing your culture and language with American students by supporting an existing language program or helping to establish a new one on a U.S. university or college campus

These programs operates in more than 155 countries worldwide. Approximately 4,000 foreign students receive Fulbright scholarships each year.

Eligibility for FLTA

  • Program eligibility and selection procedures vary widely by country
  • If your country is not listed here, then you are not eligible to apply.
  • Reside in the country of nomination at the time of application
  • Possess the equivalent of a U.S. Bachelor’s degree with a good academic record; Master’s degrees are highly desirable at many institutions
  • Are a young teacher of English or training to become a teacher of English, or are a young educator in a related field; prior teaching experience is preferred
  • Have a sincere interest in teaching your native language and culture to students in the U.S.
  • Are fluent in English, as demonstrated by a recent score of no less than 550 (Paper Based TOEFL), 79-80 (Internet Based TOEFL – IBT), or 6.0 (Overall Score International English Language Testing System – IELTS); test scores can be submitted to IIE by indicating the institutional code 2326 on the day of the test
  • Are able to work creatively and be self-reliant while being willing to work cooperatively as part of a team with faculty, staff and students
  • Are flexible and have a willingness to learn
  • Are adaptable to living in rural or urban areas
  • Clearly demonstrate maturity, dependability, integrity and professionalism
  • Do not hold U.S. citizenship; dual citizens are not eligible for the program participation

Application Procedure

  • Interested candidates should visit here to find information about the Fulbright Program in your home country, including eligibility requirements and application guidelines.
  • Visit here for application/program timeline.

For more information, visit Fulbright.

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