Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship

To increase mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and other countries through exchange of persons, knowledge, and skills, the Fulbright ETA places recent college graduates and alumni in English as a New Language classrooms around the world. The age and academic level of classroom students varies by country, ranging from kindergarten to university. As part of the Fulbright Student Awards Program, the ETA is highly competitive, and students should begin applying in May of their junior year.

Most successful applicants in the past have sought careers in diplomacy, international development, law, and education. We encourage applicants with a professional interest in English or foreign language instruction, from the TESOL or ESS minor programs, or relevant majors to U.S. history, culture, and language.

If eligible, follow the steps below to begin the process.

Link to official website

Virtual Info Session:

This application process takes place entirely on Canvas and you can watch the video below to learn of the application and assignments for each month.

 

Process timeline (rough outline):

This application process would send people abroad for the 2023-2024 academic year.

Task/Item Due Date
Statement of Purpose Worksheet 5/19
Personal Statement Worksheet 5/19
Formally Select Country 5/26
Job Description Analysis Worksheet By 6/2
SoP Essay Draft 1 6/16
Personal Statement Draft 1 6/16
Registering and Starting the Online App 6/16
Travel Page in Online App 6/23
List Sections in Online App 6/23
MEET WITH ELISE AND MATHILDA Until 6/30
Host Country Engagement Worksheet 7/7
Plans Upon Return Draft 7/7
SoP Essay Draft 2 7/14
Personal Statement Draft 2 7/14
Select Recommenders Name List Submission 7/21
Select Foreign Language Evaluator Name Submission 7/21
Host Country Engagement Draft 7/21
MEET WITH ELISE AND MATHILDA Until 7/28
Email Recommenders by 7/28
Email FLE by 7/28
Abstract Worksheet 8/4
Abstract Draft 8/25
Continue Working on Online App and Essays Until 9/1
Register Recommenders By 9/1
Make Language Evaluation Appointment By 9/1
Order/Upload Transcripts By 9/1
Fill out Google Form for CCEs By 9/8
Campus Committee Evaluation Review N/A
Implement Campus Committee Feedback 9/22
FINAL MEETING WITH ELISE OR MATHILDA Until 10/6
National Deadline 10/11 at 5 pm

The Interest Form:

The interest form is the official start to the process. When you fill that out, I know you plan to apply and I will add you to the Sakai site shown in the video above. Link to Interest Form