Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Awards
The Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Program fully funds US citizens with college degrees to work as teaching assistants abroad in over 80 countries worldwide. You can apply as a graduating senior, graduate student, or as an alumnus/alumna. The ETA Programs place Fulbrighters in classrooms abroad to provide assistance to the local English teachers. ETA’s help teach English language while serving as cultural ambassadors for the U.S. The age and academic level of the students varies by country, ranging from kindergarten to university level. Applicants for English Teaching Assistant Programs can apply to only one country. Consult the Fulbright website for details on specific country requirements and numbers of awards.
If you want to learn more about the postgraduate opportunities that the Fulbright program offers, you can learn more about the Fulbright by viewing the program tutorials (those interested in the ETA program should view the first and third videos): http://us.fulbrightonline.org/tutorials.
This page contains a number of resources that will help you develop a strong application. Please familiarize yourself with each document before starting your application:
- ETA Checklist
- Approaching the Fulbright Essays: ETA Applicants
- Elements of a Strong Teaching Proposal
- How to Request Letters of Recommendation
- Fulbright ETA Reference Instructions
- Recommendation Questions (these are the questions to which your recommenders will be asked to respond)
- Guidelines for Writing Personal Statements
- ETA Statement of Purpose Workshop Presentation
- Fulbright Personal Statement Workshop (March 2016)
Click here to access official Fulbright webinars.
For more information on how to create your Personal Statement: Personal Statement Overview PDF
For more information on how to create your ETA Statement of Grant Purpose: ETA Statement of Grant Purpose Overview
For Sample ETA Statements: