Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Belarus


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2 Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships

Grant Period:

9 months

The academic year at most institutions is from September through June.


Pre-Departure Orientation:

All grantees are required to attend a pre-departure orientation in Washington, D.C. in June or July as a condition of their grants.


Accepted Degree Levels:

Bachelor's

Master's


Candidate Profile :

Well-rounded, articulate candidates at all degree levels with an interest in international education and the initiative to teach conversational English at all levels will be considered. Candidates with undergraduate degrees in English, education, or TEFL/applied linguistics are preferred. Successful candidates will not just be teaching English, but explaining the U.S. to local citizens who have little contextual understanding of America. Previous teaching experience is not required but is helpful. Applicants must be native English-speakers.


Foreign Language Proficiency:

Russian Language: Strongly Recommended

Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Minimum 2 years of college-level study, or the equivalent, prior to commencing the grant

Additional Information: Although all class teaching is in English, Russian language proficiency is necessary in order to communicate on a daily basis. Knowledge of Belarusian is encouraged, but not required.


Placement Type:

Grantees are primarily placed in universities, but may be in high schools or other venues where English language instruction is needed. Applicants may indicate a host-institution preference, but the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy will seek the most appropriate placements. Grantees will teach under the supervision of an experienced English instructor and will serve as a resource for conversation, vocabulary, and reading and writing courses. Grantees may also be involved with some educational advising and outreach.


Supplementary Project:

Grantees are expected to engage in other activities related to their personal, career, and/or educational interests. This may be an independent study/research project or other activity that will not conflict with assigned teaching and advising responsibilities. Applicants should include a brief description of their supplementary projects in their Statements of Grant Purpose.


Dependents:

ETAs cannot be accompanied by dependents.


I am a....

Current U.S. Student

United States citizens who are currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs are eligible to apply.  All applicants enrolled in U.S institutions must apply through their home campuses.  Find the Fulbright Program Adviser on your campus.

If you are an undergraduate student you would be eligible to apply in your senior year.  If you are a graduate student you are eligible to apply to most countries as long as you will not have a PhD degree on the application deadline.

Non-U.S. Student

If you are a non-U.S. citizen looking to applying for a Fulbright grant to study in the United States you will apply to the Fulbright Program for Foreign Students in your home country.

U.S. Citizen but not a Student

If you are a U.S. citizen, hold a bachelor’s degree, and do not have a PhD degree then you could be eligible for certain awards within the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.  Please review the program summary for the country where you would like to apply.

Artist

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program welcomes applications in the creative and performing arts.  Arts candidates for the U.S. Student Program should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 5 years or less) in which they are applying.  Artists with more experience should consider applying for Fulbright Scholar Program.

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U.S. Professor

If you are a U.S. citizen and a professor at a U.S. institution and are interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award you will need to apply through CIES.

Non U.S. Professor

If you are a non-U.S. citizen and a professor interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award to the United States you would need to apply through the Fulbright Commission or U.S. Embassy in your home country.  Find out more information on the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program.