4 English Teaching Assistant Awards NEW
Accepted Degree LevelsBachelor's
Grant PeriodDecember Start
The U.S. Student Program to Burma has been suspended through the 2021-2022 academic year. We are accepting applications for the 2022-2023 academic year. Potential applicants for 2022-2023 should discuss the status of the U.S. Fulbright Program to Burma with IIE (FBStudent.EAP@iie.org) before applying.
The grant period is normally November to September.
Candidates must be mature, articulate, resourceful, motivated, flexible, collaborative, and committed to working in an instructional setting with Burmese high school students.
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.
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.
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.
ETAs cannot be accompanied by dependents.
Accepted Degree Levels
Foreign Language Proficiency
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.
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.
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.
Dual citizens of this country are eligible
Residency in host country not permitted in year prior to grant
Special Application Instructions
Upon receipt of the Fulbright award, all English Teaching Assistants (ETAs) will be expected to complete a 60-hour online TESOL/TEFL course. Those already holding TESOL/TEFL certificates or having Master’s degrees in TESOL/TEFL are not required to complete the course.