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13 Fulbright/HAEF English Teaching Assistant Awards

Accepted Degree Levels
Grant Period
10 Months
No Pre-Departure Orientation
Award Profile

Up to 13 grants are available to recent graduates to serve as Fulbright Fellows at the Hellenic American Educational Foundation (HAEF) and act as young ambassadors, strengthening the ties between the Foundation and the United States, and providing a cross-cultural educational experience. The role of grantees includes infusing their culture, enthusiasm, ideas, language and knowledge into the school's community.

Grant Period

10 Months

Grants will begin on September 1 and conclude on July 15.

Grantees are required to participate in a two-day orientation program organized by the Fulbright Foundation in Greece in September 2019 and a seminar in Spring 2020.

Pre-Departure Orientation

No Pre-Departure Orientation

Candidate Profile

HAEF encourages enthusiastic, outgoing individuals with a genuine passion for education and a wide spectrum of personal strengths and interests to apply.  The Fellowship is open to recent U.S. Bachelor’s and Master’s degree holders with a record of academic excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate level (due to the entry-level nature of the post, the preferred age limit at the time of application is 26.) Majors in Education and English literature and language (including TESOL/TEFL) are preferred, but are not required. Applicants should be open-minded and adaptable to the experience and challenges of living abroad.  They should be highly motivated, flexible, willing to be involved in a number of different projects at the same time, and possess a relatively active lifestyle.  Past experience should reflect a desire to work with children and teenagers. Some educational experience and/or experience in college counselling and admissions will be favored.

HAEF may interview finalists for the Fulbright Fellowship program via Skype or telephone.

ETA candidates cannot be accompanied by dependents.

Accepted Degree Levels



Foreign Language Proficiency

Not Required

Additional Information: Modern Greek proficiency is not required. As part of the HAEF Fellowship Program, grantees are expected to attend a Modern Greek language course, which is offered free of charge. Some study of Modern Greek prior to arrival is encouraged in order to promote deeper engagement with the host community.

Placement Type

Elementary School

Middle School

Secondary School

Grantees will be placed at elementary, middle, or high school level and will be involved in activities through-out the school day (Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.), with the occasional Saturday for specific events. Grantees will participate actively in supervised English classes and/or be assigned to  the HAEF University Applications and Counseling Office and/or the HAEF Library, and have the opportunity to interact with a wide range of students.  All grantees are also involved as coaches and mentors in the Forensics Club–the School’s largest English language theater and debate club–where they are able to connect with the students in a fun, creative, and supportive setting.  At the end of the school year, grantees serve as camp counselors at HAEF’s English language Summer Camp in June-July.

Outside school hours, the Fellowship affords ample time and opportunity to explore Greece.  Past Fellows have complemented school responsibilities with travel and cultural exploration.  Due to the intensive nature of this particular ETA program, however, supplementary projects and/or personal research will not be feasible outside of HAEF related activities.


Dependent support is not available

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact

Kathy Caroki

Additional Online Resources

Hellenic American Educational Foundation