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 Sakai and you can watch the video below to learn of the assignments for each month. Every month requires around 10 hours of work total and should be manageable alongside your other summer commitments.


Process timeline (rough outline):

This application process would send people abroad for the 2022-2023 academic year.


Mode of Submission

May 12, 2021

Deadline to Submit Interest Form

Interest Form (below)

May 13, 2021

Everyone Added to Sakai Site


May 20, 2021

First Group Meeting

Via Zoom

June 1, 2021

Country Selection & Job Description Analysis

Due on Sakai

June 10, 2021

Qualifications & Lesson Idea Worksheets

Due on Sakai

June 17, 2021

Second Group Meeting

Via Zoom

July 1, 2021

Statement of Grant Purpose Essay Draft

Due on Sakai

July 6, 2021

Third Group Meeting

Via Zoom

July 14, 2021

Background/Anecdotes Worksheet

Due on Sakai

July 29, 2021

Personal Statement Essay Draft

Due on Sakai

July 30-August 14

First Individual Meetings to:

  • Go over essay draft feedback for both essays
  • Discuss recommenders & language evaluator
  • Discuss ‘Host Country Engagement’
  • Order transcripts

Via Zoom

August 17, 2021

Fourth Group Meeting

Via Zoom

August 19, 2021

Online Application Filled Out Except Essays

IIE Official Portal

August 31, 2021

Short Answer Drafts and Revised Essays

Due on Sakai

September 14, 2021

Update Online Portal with Everything

IIE Official Portal

September 28, 2021

CCE/Mimic Review Panel Feedback

Via Email

September 29-October 11

Second Individual Meetings to:

  • Review CCE feedback
  • Make necessary changes
  • Re-read essays
  • Basically spot check the whole thing to make it as competitive as possible

Via Zoom

October 12, 2021

National Deadline at 5:00 PM

IIE Official Portal


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