Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Estonia

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3 English Teaching Assistant Awards

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

Up to three English Teaching Assistant Awards will be given for Estonia. 

Grant Period

9 Months

Grant term September to June.

Pre-Departure Orientation

Mandatory

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

Candidate Profile

The ideal candidate would be someone self-driven with a strong commitment to community service. Candidates who already possess a Bachelor’s degree in the humanities or social sciences, with a focus on English, American studies, or education would be preferred, though anyone with experience in mentoring, teaching or working with youth will be strongly considered. 

Teaching assistant activities may include: 1) serving as a resource person in conversation groups; 2) providing small group tutorials; 3) assisting students with reading and written English; 4) giving presentations related to American studies in English classes and to school/civic organizations; 5) preparing and organizing American culture-related activities, including movie nights and holiday celebrations; 6) starting and running English language clubs; and, 7) other tasks developed in cooperation with the Embassy and/or the host institution.

Previous teaching experience and/or TESL/TESOL certification is not required, but is helpful. Applicants must be native English-speakers. In addition, the ETA program in Estonia has a research and community service component and close collaboration with U.S. Embassy run programs and initiatives is expected.

Accepted Degree Levels

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Foreign Language Proficiency

Not Required

Additional Information: Russian in certain regions. Language proficiency is not required, but is encouraged.

Placement Type

Secondary School

University/Post-Secondary Institution

Other Educational Institution

Grantees may be placed in universities, schools or other venues where English language instruction is needed. Applicants may indicate a host institution preference, but the Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy will seek the most appropriate placements. Grantees will likely be placed outside of the capital.

Grantees will assist an experienced English instructor(s) 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. Grantee hours and responsibilities will be discussed with the PAS and finalized prior to arrival in Estonia.

Visa Requirements

In order to obtain legal residency in Estonia all applicants need to be ready to secure a D visa through the Estonian Embassy or Consulate prior to embarking on the program in Estonia. The application needs to be coordinated with the host institution in Estonia to obtain necessary paperwork on behalf of the hosts.

Dependents

Dependent support is available

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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.

Creative & Performing Arts projects fall under the Study/Research grant category and are available in all countries where Study/Research grants are offered. 

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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.