Bosnia & Herzegovina

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2 English Teaching Assistant Awards

Accepted Degree Levels
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
Grant Period
9 Months
PDO
Mandatory
Grant Period

9 Months

Grants will begin in October of the given calendar year.

Pre-Departure Orientation

Mandatory

All grantees are required to attend a pre-departure orientation in June or July as a condition of their grant.

Candidate Profile

Applications are accepted from candidates at all degree levels, but preference is given to graduate students who are interested in international education and educational advising. Preference will also be given to applicants in the fields of education and English, as well as the humanities and social sciences, with a particular focus in American studies. Previous teaching experience is recommended. Applicants must be fluent English-speakers.

Candidates are expected to be extremely adaptable and flexible. Living conditions and infrastructure in Bosnia and Herzegovina are improving. However, grantees should recognize that the country is still undergoing significant changes and transitions, and that medical care and other services are not up to U.S. or Western standards.

Candidates should be highly motivated and demonstrate excellence through academic record, leadership potential, and qualifying educational and professional experiences. They are expected to serve as responsible representatives of their home country, to successfully undertake the Fulbright ETA fellowship, and to adjust to life in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Candidates are encouraged to submit a thoughtful, well written, concise, and compelling application that illustrates qualifications, leadership, impact potential, and preparedness for English Teaching Assistantship in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Accepted Degree Levels

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Foreign Language Proficiency

Not Required

Additional Information: Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian language proficiency is not required, but helpful. Some study of Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian prior to arrival is encouraged in order to promote deeper engagement with the host community. Students may be provided with funding to cover language instruction during their grant period.

Placement Type

Secondary School

University/Post-Secondary Institution

Other Educational Institution

Grantees are to be placed at a secondary school, pedagogical institute or university faculty. Positions combine teaching at least 10 hours per week and additional time for educational advising. The educational advising responsibilities will include individual and group advising and may include outreach. The remaining time will be reserved for an independent study/research project. Applicants should submit detailed descriptions of their study or career interests, together with a feasible project. Details of study or research projects will be subject to direct communication between selected candidates and designated departments. This project should not conflict with assigned teaching and advising responsibilities.

Visa Requirements

U.S. grantees, as well as all accompanying dependents, regardless of age, must register with the local police within 24 hours of receiving an entry stamp at a border crossing or airport, and must apply for temporary residence status as soon as possible and within three to four weeks of arrival in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Embassy provides assistance with the process, but the grantee himself/herself and the host institution point of contact are responsible for sponsoring the grantee for the residence permit.

Dependents

Dependent support is available.

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

https://ba.usembassy.gov

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact

Elizabeta Delalic