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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 are eligible to apply in the fall of your senior year.  If you are a graduate student, you are eligible as long as you will not have a PhD degree by the application deadline.

U.S. Citizen but not a Student

If you are a U.S. citizen, will hold a bachelor’s degree by the award start date, and do not have a PhD degree, then you are eligible to apply. Non-enrolled applicant should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 7 years or less) in which they are applying. Candidates with more experience should consider applying for the Fulbright Scholar Program.

The Getting Started page will provide information on eligibility and next steps.

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 7 years or less) in which they are applying. Artists with more experience should consider applying for the 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. 

FPA

U.S. Professor/Administrator

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

To support your students in applying for a U.S. Student Program award, please connect with the Fulbright Program Adviser at your institution.

Non U.S. Citizens

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

Burma (Myanmar)

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US Embassy Rangoon hosted its first ETAs in 2020, placing them in public universities with experience hosting English Language Fellows and Fulbrighters. As the country and the universities continue to open and democratize, there is a high level of interest and eagerness to engage with and learn from native English language speakers.  

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The grant period is normally November to September.

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Arrival orientation will take place in Yangon in November 2021 with school semesters starting in December.

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Candidates must be mature, articulate, resourceful, motivated, flexible, collaborative, and committed to working in an instructional setting with Burmese high school students.

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Candidates from all majors are welcomed but those with Education/English majors who possess prior teaching experience are preferred. As cultural ambassadors, ETAs are expected to exhibit a high level of professionalism and share aspects of American culture with their schools.

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Candidates must be fluent English-speakers. ETAs are expected to exhibit a high level of professionalism and respect towards people in their host schools, community and the Embassy. As cultural ambassadors, ETAs are also encouraged to share aspects of American culture with their schools.

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Candidates need to be self-motivated, adventurous, flexible, and independent. Candidates must be able to adapt and thrive within a variety of intensive cultural environments including the challenges of living in a less comfortable setting. Candidates must be willing and able to physically and mentally adjust to work in the Burmese cultural context and the Myanmar educational system.

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ETAs cannot be accompanied by dependents.

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ETAs will be placed at universities, teacher training colleges, or similar higher education institutes. Host institutions will have basic facilities such as chalkboard/whiteboard, tables/chairs, and may not have air-conditioning, fans or electricity.

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Approximately 20-25 hours per week of classroom teaching alongside local English teachers, plus requisite class preparation time and school-related activities, will be required. ETAs also spend up to 10 hours per week leading extracurricular activities at their host schools. Each school may have additional expectations for their ETA.

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PAS will assist with housing arrangements. Housing situations will vary from one location to another, but will meet the basic needs. Air-conditioning, fridges, and cooking facilities may be available. Access to modern grocery stores, gyms, or modern medical facilities may be limited.

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Candidates currently residing in Myanmar (or those who will be living there during the 2020-2021 academic year) will not be considered.

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