The Fulbright Program invites applications for the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program in the USA in 2022.

The Fulbright FLTA Program is designed to develop Americans’ knowledge of foreign cultures and languages by supporting teaching assistantships in over 30 languages. This happens 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.

Worth of Award

FLTAs spend one academic year at a U.S. college or university where they

  • provide a youthful, up-to-date component to foreign language classes.
  • enhance the teaching by U.S. professors or teach under their supervision.
  • make 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.
  • engage in academic study that will enrich their postgraduate studies and enhance their professional development.
  • return home with a high proficiency in English.
  • can speak first-hand about the United States, its culture, and its people.


You are eligible to participate in the Fulbright FLTA program if you:

  • 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
  • Have a sincere interest in teaching your native language and culture to students in the U.S.
  • Clearly demonstrate maturity, dependability, integrity, and professionalism
  • Do not hold U.S. citizenship; dual citizens are not eligible for the program participation

You’re also eligible if you 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
  • flexible and have a willingness to learn
  • adaptable to living in rural or urban areas
  • 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
  • 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

How to Apply

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Deadline: Applications for the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program are ongoing.


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