ETA Programs

2019-2020 Competition is now closed.

The English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Programs place Fulbrighters in classrooms abroad to provide assistance to the local English teachers. ETA’s help teach English language while serving as cultural ambassadors for the U.S. The age and academic level of the students varies by country, ranging from kindergarten to university level. Applicants for ETA Programs can apply to only one country. Consult the table below for details on specific country requirements and numbers of awards.

East Asia-Pacific
Country # of Grants Placement Type Host Country Language Requirements
Hong Kong 2 University None required
Indonesia 35 Secondary School None required
Korea 80 Primary and Secondary School None required
Laos 12 University None required
Macau 8 University None required
Malaysia 100 Secondary School None required
Mongolia 6 University None required
Taiwan 90 Primary and Middle School None required
Thailand 15 Primary through Secondary School None required
Timor-Leste 2 Secondary School and University None required
Vietnam 15 Secondary School and University None required
Europe
Country # of Grants Placement Type Host Country Language Requirements
Andorra 5 High School Recommended - Intermediate
Armenia 2 Primarily University Recommended - Novice
Azerbaijan 4 Primarily University Recommended - Novice
Belarus 2 Primarily University Required - Intermediate
Belgium 2 Primarily University Recommended - Novice
Bosnia/Herzegovina 2 University or High Schools None required
Bulgaria 30 High Schools None required
Croatia 2 University None required
Cyprus 2 All Levels None required
Czech Republic 30 High Schools None required
Estonia 3 All Levels None required
France 10 High Schools Required - Intermediate
Georgia 4 University Recommended - Novice
Germany 140 Primary through High Schools Conversational
Greece 13 Primary through High Schools None required
Hungary 4 University None required
Italy 7 High Schools Recommended - Novice
Kosovo 2 Middle or High Schools None required
Latvia 3 All Levels None required
Lithuania 2 All Levels None required
Luxembourg 2 High School and University Recommended - Novice
Macedonia 2 All Levels None required
Malta 2 All Levels None required
Moldova 3 Primarily University Recommended - Novice
Montenegro 2 High Schools or University None Required
Netherlands 12 Secondary and Vocational Training Schools None Required
Norway 3 High Schools and University None required
Poland 10 University None required
Portugal 3 University Recommended - Intermediate
Romania 10 University None required
Russia 25 University Required - Intermediate
Serbia 2 All Levels None required
Slovak Republic 2 High Schools None required
Spain 137 All Levels Required - Intermediate
Turkey 20 University None required
Ukraine 4 University Recommended - Novice

Middle East & North Africa
Country # of Grants Placement Type Host Country Language Requirements
Algeria 2 University/Post-Secondary Institution Recommended
Bahrain 2 University/Vocational School Recommended
Israel 4 University Recommended
Jordan 10 High Schools, Universities; Technical Schools; UN-affiliated teaching institutions Recommended
Morocco 12 University Recommended
Saudi Arabia 2 University/Post-Secondary Institution None required
West Bank 2 Other Educational Institution Recommended
South & Central Asia
Country # of Grants-2016-17 Placement Type Host Country Language Requirements
India 25 Middle and High School None required
Kazakhstan 4 High School or University Recommended
Kyrgyzstan 3 High School Recommended
Nepal 4 Primary through High School None required
Sri Lanka 5 All Levels Preferred
Tajikistan 3 High School Recommended
Uzbekistan 10 University Recommended
Sub-Saharan Africa
Country # of Grants Placement Type Host Country Language Requirements
Benin 2* High School and University Recommended
Cote d'Ivoire 2* High School and University Recommended
Kenya 3* High School and University None required (although Swahili might be useful)
Rwanda 3* Technical College and University Not Required (although French and/or Kinyarwanda might be useful)
Senegal 8* Middle and Secondary Schools Recommended
South Africa 14* Secondary Schools None required
*These are estimates based on previous years’ numbers, and are subject to change.
Western Hemisphere
Country # of Grants Placement Type Host Country Language Requirements
Argentina 24 Teacher-Training Colleges; University Proficiency
Brazil 110 Teacher-Training Institutes at Public Universities Proficiency
Colombia 80 University Proficiency
Costa Rica 2 University; High School; BNC Proficiency
Dominican Republic 2 BNC; Training Institute; University Proficiency
Ecuador 4 University Proficiency
Guatemala 2 University Proficiency
Honduras 1 University; High School; BNC Proficiency
Mexico 54 Teacher-Training Institutes; High School; University Proficiency
Panama 2 University Proficiency
Peru 6 Teacher-Training Institutes; BNCs; University Proficiency
Uruguay 6 All Levels; Primary/Secondary Schools; Teacher-Training Institutes Proficiency
*BNC - Binational Center for Language Training and Advising