1 English Teaching Assistant Award
Accepted Degree Levels
Grant PeriodFall Start
Grant Length9 Months
The English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Programs place Fulbrighters in university level classrooms to provide assistance to the local English language professors. ETAs help teach English language while serving as cultural ambassadors for the United States. ETAs will interact with undergraduate level students. Croatian Ministry of Science and Education makes the final decisions on the ETAs placement in Croatia.
Grants will begin in October.
All grantees are required to attend a pre-departure orientation in June or July as a condition of their grant. The event is organized by IIE, virtual or in-person.
In-Country orientation will be held in late September or early-October, and should plan arrival accordingly.
Well-rounded, articulate candidates at all degree levels with an interest in international education and the initiative to teach conversational English at all levels will be considered. Undergraduate degrees in the humanities and the social sciences, with a focus on English, American studies, or Education, are preferred. Successful candidates will assist in English teaching, presenting on American culture, and advising on educational opportunities in the U.S. to local citizens. Previous teaching experience is not required, but is helpful. Successful candidates must be articulate, fluent English speakers.
Accepted Degree Levels
Foreign Language Proficiency
Croatian language proficiency is not required, but helpful. Some study of Croatian prior to arrival is encouraged in order to promote deeper engagement with the host community. Funding may become available to cover language instruction during grant period.
- University/Post-Secondary Institution
ETAs will assist in teaching under the supervision of an experienced English instructor and will serve as a resource for conversation, vocabulary, and reading and writing courses. Grantees may also be involved with some educational advising, outreach, or community activities.
ETAs should be prepared to dedicate about 25 hours per week to prepare for and offer English language teaching, to include small group tutorials, organizing extra-curricular language-learning activities, and teaching curricular components.
- Capital City
- Regional City
Placement could be in the capital or a regional city with a public university.
We highly recommend engagement in the local community. Grantees are expected to engage in other activities related to their personal, career, and/or educational interests. This may be an independent study/research project or other activity that will not conflict with assigned assistant-teaching and advising responsibilities. Applicants should include a brief description of their supplementary projects in their Statements of Grant Purpose. ETAs should expect to commit a minimum of 4 hours/month on community engagement activities.
ETAs will have to arrange their own housing.
First Residence Permit: The Croatian government passed a new law for foreigners similar to residency and entry laws for European Union member states. The law stipulates that foreign citizens planning to stay in Croatia longer than 90 days must apply for the First Residence Permit (for a period covering their entire stay in Croatia). For detailed instructions on the procedure and required documents please refer to the Handbook for Fulbright Grantees in Croatia that will be provided to all grantees as part of pre-departure materials.