Syracuse University

Center for Fellowship & Scholarship Advising

Fulbright English Teaching Award (ETA)

About the Fulbright English Teaching Award (ETA)

In the years following WWII, Senator J. William Fulbright proposed the sale of surplus war goods in order to foster the “promotion of international good will through the exchange of students in the fields of education, culture and science.” The Fulbright Program was established in 1946 and since has had almost 300,000 participants in a variety of exchange programs. Fulbright offers opportunities for students, independent researchers, and faculty. The two major U.S. student programs include the research/study program and the English Teaching Assistantships (ETA). Research/study applicants propose an independent project and secure an affiliation with an institution in the host country, while ETA applicants prepare to teach English in their host country. Fulbright ETAs are placed is 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.

Special Location of award, if applicable: International English Teaching

Eligible applicants:

• are graduating seniors, master’s or doctoral students, or young professionals
• anticipate fostering cultural exchange through engagement in the host country
• meet the foreign language requirements (varies by country)

Student year:

Student year at time of application:  Graduate or Senior

University endorsement required?


Citizenship requirement:

Must be U.S. citizen

The Fulbright English Teaching Award (ETA) application process:

Attend an informational workshop, held in the spring semester. Talk to relevant faculty and CFSA advisors about your application.

Applications are due to CFSA in mid-September, so you should begin your application during the previous spring and summer.

Advising contact:

Professor Susan Wadley  Email:
More Information:

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