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 2021-2022 academic year.

Dates Event
June 1, 2020 Last day to submit an interest form 
If you would like to join the application process after this day, please send a very convincing email directly to Elise.
June 8, 2020 Qualifications and Attributes worksheets due on Sakai
June 22, 2020 Lesson Plan worksheet due on Sakai
July 10, 2020 Must have read genre samples on Sakai
July 19, 2020 Timeline/Autobiography worksheet due on Sakai
July 31, 2020 10 minute writing due on Sakai & Recommendation Selection
August 5, 2020 Short Answer worksheet due on Sakai
August 10th-21st Evan Application Review Week
August 27, 7:00-8:30 PM Online Application Workshop
August 29, 2:00-3:30 PM Essay Draft Finalization Workshop
September 14th-25th Campus Committee Interviews
October 13, 2020 National Application Deadline
Late January 2021 Semi-Finalist notifications go out
March-April 2021 Award notifications go out

Link to 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.