Fulbright English Teaching Award (ETA)

Fulbright English Teaching Award (ETA)

About the Fulbright English Teaching Award (ETA)

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers research, study and teaching opportunities in over 140 countries to recent graduates and graduate students. The Fulbright program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the IIE (Institute of International Education). The program’s goals include the “promotion of international good will through the exchange of students in the fields of education, culture, and science.”

The Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships (ETA) are offered to students who are prepared to teach English in their host country. Fulbright ETAs are placed in schools to supplement that school’s English instruction and/or provide instruction by a native English speaker. Students from any field of study (including creative and performing arts) are encouraged to apply.

Location of award, if applicable: International

Eligible applicants:

University endorsement required?


Citizenship requirement:

Must be U.S. citizen

The Fulbright English Teaching Award (ETA) application process:

Start by reviewing the Fulbright US Student Program website to determine whether this program is a good fit for you. Attend an information session, hosted by CFSA in the spring semester. Discuss with CFSA and your mentor(s) your plans to apply. Research the country(ies) that you intend to apply to.

Start your application on the Fulbright website by June 1 and check “Syracuse University” as your institution.
The application components include:
– a personal statement
– a statement of grant purpose
– three recommendations

All SU applicants have to go through the campus endorsement process. The deadline for submitting your application for internal endorsement is in early September. From mid through late September, the SU Campus Fulbright Committee organizes an interview session with each applicant. Subsequently, the Committee completes an evaluation form and makes an endorsement that is included in the applicant’s application file. All applications are submitted to Fulbright regardless of the endorsement assessment.

After the interviews, applicants are free to make minor changes to their applications before the final submission.

After the applicant submits their final application, CFSA attaches the endorsement form to complete the submission process.

The national deadline is in early October.

Interested? Contact CFSA for information on how to get started!

Advising contact:

Jolynn Parker  Email:  jmpark02@syr.edu More Information:  http://us.fulbrightonline.org/

Enter any terms you are interested, such as “Government” or “Biotechnology”,