The Fulbright FLTA Program is designed to develop Americans’ knowledge of foreign cultures and languages by supporting teaching assistantships in over 30 languages at hundreds of U.S. institutions of higher education.
The program offers educators from over 50 countries the opportunity to develop their professional skills and gain first-hand knowledge of the U.S., its culture, and its people.
- opportunity to take two courses per semester on an audit or credit basis, that is beneficial to the teaching career, as determined in consultation with the Supervisor.
- One course taken during the year must be in U.S. studies.
- 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.
- opportunity to increase your understanding of topics related to your personal and professional goals, increase your English proficiency, as well as allow you the opportunity to benefit from the cultural exchange inherent in sharing ideas with American students within a classroom setting through coursework.
- 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
- Also, an early career teacher of English or training to become a teacher of English, or are an early career 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
- In addition, 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
- Clearly demonstrate maturity, dependability, integrity, and professionalism
- Are adaptable to living in rural or urban areas
- Moreover, do not hold U.S. citizenship; dual citizens are not eligible for the program participation
Role of FLTA
- provide a youthful, up-to-date component to foreign language classes.
- Also, enhance the teaching by U.S. professors or teach under their supervision.
- making studying foreign languages in the United States more meaningful and real.
- share their culture and values outside of the classroom by joining clubs and becoming involved in the community.
- In addition, engage in an academic study that will enrich their postgraduate studies and enhance their professional development.
- return home with high proficiency in English.
- Moreover, can speak first-hand about the United States, its culture, and its people.
If you believe that you would be a good fit for the FLTA program, we encourage you to apply here. Prior to making an application, please be sure to notify the Fulbright FLTA Program affiliate in your home country. Here is a list of participating countries, along with contact information