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2 English Teaching Assistant Awards

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

10 Months

Grant dates correspond with the academic year in Bahrain, September through June. The grant period begins with an orientation organized by the Public Affairs Section and the Regional English Language Office (RELO) of the U.S. Embassy. ETAs are required to attend and participate in the orientation program. 

Pre-Departure Orientation

Mandatory

All grantees are required to attend a Pre-Departure Orientation in Washington, D.C. in June or July 2019 as a condition of their grants.

Candidate Profile

Applications will be considered from candidates at all degree levels.  Applicants should be knowledgeable of world issues, and be articulate, resourceful, tolerant, flexible, and mature, and demonstrate the initiative, leadership, and confidence required to assist with the teaching of English in a foreign setting. Some teaching experience is preferred.  Preference will be given to graduates enrolled in Master’s degree programs who are interested in international education and teaching—and certain institutions (namely, the University of Bahrain) may only accept Master’s—level candidates. All fields of study will be considered, but preference is given to studies related to the teaching of English, bilingual education, linguistics, area studies, or international relations.

Accepted Degree Levels

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Foreign Language Proficiency

Not Required

Additional Information: Applicants must be articulate native English-speakers. Previous study, work, or travel experience in the Middle East and some Arabic language study/familiarity is preferred.

Placement Type

University/Post-Secondary Institution

Other Educational Institution

The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy matches grantees with the appropriate Bahraini universities and vocational institutions. Details of assignment are subject to communication between the PAS and the host institution, based on the host institution’s needs and the academic profile and teaching experience of the selected candidate. The ETA role with the host institution takes precedence over any secondary independent study project. 

Nature of Assignment

The Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Program aims to strengthen English language instruction at Bahraini educational or vocational institutions by providing up to 25 hours per week of part-time assistance to permanent teaching staff. At the same time, U.S. participants gain from the intensive cross-cultural interaction and international educational and/or research opportunities at pre-selected Bahraini institutions. Independent study that does not conflict with assigned teaching assistant responsibilities is encouraged.

Housing

The host institution will not provide housing but may assist grantees in locating nearby and appropriate housing.

Dependents

Dependent support is available

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

https://bh.usembassy.gov/

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact

Samar Hasan