Applications Open for the 2020-21 Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program

Introduction to the Program: The Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). As part of the Fulbright Foreign Student Program, 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. 

Who are Fulbright FLTAs? Applicants must demonstrate maturity, dependability, integrity, and professionalism. FLTA applicants should be energetic, early career educators capable of succeeding in the dual role of teaching assistant and student. They must be open to living with their U.S. student peers in undergraduate or graduate level campus housing and also engaging with faculty and staff with maturity and professionalism. 

In order to apply to be an FLTA, you must have the following qualifications: 

  1. The equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree
  2. Enthusiasm about teaching Arabic language and culture to U.S. students
  3. Leadership skills & independence
  4. The ability to motivate Arabic language learners and an eagerness to represent your society in the U.S.

Applicants should register online on the Embark website (https://iie.embark.com/apply/flta) to submit their applications. For more information visit https://foreign.fulbrightonline.org/about/fulbright-flta or contact our Cultural Affairs Assistant Jinan Jarrah at JarrahJ@state.gov

The deadline for online submissions is September 15, 2019.

To be considered, candidates need to submit the following: original academic transcripts with certified English translations, a diploma (if already graduated), three letters of reference, and a TOEFL or IELTS score report. 

The U.S. Government covers the majority of the participants’ expenses, including a monthly stipend, accident and sickness coverage, and travel support. Monthly stipends are meant for necessities only and are non-negotiable. U.S. host institutions provide tuition waivers to support the required coursework for FLTAs.