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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.

Georgia

6 English Teaching Assistant Awards

Accepted Degree Levels
Bachelor's
Master's
Grant Period
September Start
Award Profile

The English Teaching Assistant Program in Georgia is co-sponsored by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Science, Sports and Youth Affairs. The purpose of the program is to strengthen English language instruction at Georgian higher education institutions, especially in places where the presence of native speakers is not common and provide US participants with opportunities for professional development and intensive cross-cultural interaction in their host communities. For this reason, applicants can expect to be placed in cities outside the Capital. They will teach under the supervision of an experienced English instructor and will serve as a resource for conversation, vocabulary, and reading and writing courses.

Grant Period
September Start

Grants will begin in September 2022 and end in June 2023.

Grant Length: 9 months.

Orientation
Pre-Departure and In-Country Orientation

All grantees are required to attend a pre-departure orientation as a condition of their grant.

Candidate Profile

Well-rounded, articulate graduating seniors or recent graduates with an interest in international education and the initiative to teach conversational English at the university level will be considered. Undergraduate degrees in the humanities and social sciences, with a focus on English, American studies, or Education, are preferred. Successful candidates will not just be teaching English, but explaining the U.S. to local citizens who have little contextual understanding of America. Previous teaching experience is not required, but is helpful. Successful candidates must be articulate, fluent English speakers and very self-directed.

Accepted Degree Levels
Bachelor's
Master's
Supplementary Project
Recommended

Grantees are expected to engage in other activities related to their personal, career, and/or educational interests. These may include an extracurricular club for students or a project or other activity that will complement, but not conflict with, assigned teaching and advising responsibilities. Grantees may also be involved with some education advising and outreach. Applicants should include a brief description of their supplementary project in their Statement of Grant Purpose. 

Foreign Language Proficiency
Recommended - Novice

Additional Information: Knowledge of Georgian or Russian is helpful, but not required.

Housing Arrangements

Host Institutions are responsible for securing housing for grantees. The Post facilitates the process and supports hosts to find suitable housing based on ETAs' preference to live with a host family or alone.

Placement Type

University/Post-Secondary Institution

Placement varies; grantees will be working at universities, often outside of the capital, where English language instruction is needed. They will teach 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 and outreach. Grantees may also have the opportunity to assist with university internationalization efforts.

Eligibility

Dual citizens of this country are not eligible

Residency in host country not permitted in year prior to grant

The following applicants are ineligible for consideration: applicants who have extensive previous experience in Georgia, or applicants who hold a Ph.D. at the time the grant is to begin.

Visa Requirements

A valid passport is required to enter Georgia. U.S. citizens may enter and stay in Georgia without a visa for up to 365 days.

Dependents
Dependent support is available
Placement Locations

Regional City

ETAs are typically placed at regional universitites outside the Capital.

Fulbright Program Management Contact
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact