US Fulbright Logo

Current U.S. Student

United States citizens who are currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs are eligible to apply.If you are currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a U.S. college or university, you will apply through that institution, even if you are not currently a resident there. Find the Fulbright Program Adviser on your campus.

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 Ph.D. degree, then you are eligible to apply. Non-enrolled applicants 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.


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.


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

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 Program or Fulbright Foreign Student Program.


13 Fulbright/Athens College-HAEF English Teaching Assistant Award

Accepted Degree Levels
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
Grant Period
September Start
Grant Length
10 Months
Award Type
English Teaching Assistant
Award Profile

Up to 13 grants are available to recent graduates to serve as Fulbright Fellows at Athens College-Hellenic American Educational Foundation (HAEF) and act as young ambassadors, strengthening the ties between the Foundation and the United States, and providing a cross-cultural educational experience. The role of grantees includes infusing their culture, enthusiasm, ideas, language and knowledge into the school's community.

Grant Length
10 Months
Grant Period
September Start

Grants will begin on September 1, 2025 and conclude on July 15, 2026.

Grant Length: 10.5 months

Pre-Departure and In-Country Orientation

Athens College-HAEF and the Fulbright Foundation in Greece will offer Pre-Departure orientations in June 2025.

Grantees are expected in Greece before the beginning of the academic year in late August.

Grantees are required to participate in a two-day orientation program organized by the Fulbright Foundation in Greece in September 2025 and a seminar in Spring 2026.

Candidate Profile

Athens College encourages enthusiastic, outgoing individuals with a genuine passion for education and a wide spectrum of personal strengths and interests to apply.  The Fellowship is open to recent U.S. Bachelor’s and Master’s degree holders with a record of academic excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate level (due to the entry-level nature of the post, the preferred age limit at the time of application is 26.) Majors in Education and English Language and Literature (including TESOL/TEFL) are preferred, but are not required. Applicants should be open-minded and adaptable to the experience and challenges of living abroad. They should be highly motivated, flexible, willing to be involved in a number of different projects at the same time, and possess a relatively active lifestyle. Past experience should reflect a desire to work with children and teenagers. Some educational experience and/or experience in college counselling and admissions will be favored. 

This is a highly demanding award.  Candidates with relevant work experience are preferred.  Placements may require fellows to rotate among grade levels.

Athens College may interview finalists for the Fulbright Fellowship program via online platform or by telephone.

ETAs cannot be accompanied by dependents.

U.S. Grantee Profiles

What is life like for Fulbrighters in the host country?

Despite the demands of the program students will have the opportunity to engage with the Athens College - HAEF community and to travel within Greece and abroad.  Fulbright Greece and Athens College - HAEF offer a number of cultural enrichment and networking activities throughout the year.

Facts about Greece and the Greek Educational System are available here

U.S. Fulbrighters to Greece share their testimonies and impact of the Fulbright program
U.S. Grantees Speak
U.S. Alumni Speak
Alumni Impact

Fulbright Greece website

Residency in host country permitted in year prior to grant
Dual citizens of this country are eligible
Degree Level of Applicant
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
Foreign Language Proficiency
Not Required

Additional Information: Modern Greek proficiency is not required.  As part of the Athens College Fellowship Program, grantees can choose to attend a Modern Greek language course, which is offered free of charge.  Some study of Modern Greek prior to arrival is encouraged in order to promote deeper engagement with the host community. For this reason, Athens College-HAEF will offer online Modern Greek language lessons before the grantees’ arrival.

Placement Type
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Secondary School

Grantees will be placed at the elementary, middle, or high school level and will be involved in activities through-out the school day (Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. –  4:00 p.m.), with the occasional Saturday for specific events. Grantees will participate actively in supervised English classes and/or be assigned to the school's University Applications and Counseling Office and/or the Library, and have the opportunity to interact with a wide range of students.  All grantees are also involved as coaches and mentors in the Forensics Club – the School’s largest English language theater and debate club – where they are able to connect with the students in a fun, creative, and supportive setting. At the end of the school year, grantees serve as camp counselors at Athens College’s English language 3-week Summer Camp in June-July.

Outside school hours, the Fellowship affords opportunities to explore Greece.  Past Fellows have complemented school responsibilities with travel and cultural exploration. Due to the intensive nature of this particular ETA program, however, supplementary projects and/or personal research will not be feasible outside of Athens College related activities.

Placement Locations
  • Capital City
Supplementary Project
Not Permitted
Award Benefits
  • A stipend broadly based on the cost of living in the host country. These funds may be used by the grantee to support housing, meals, and incidental costs during the grant period.
  • International travel benefits
  • Accident & sickness health benefits
  • 24/7 mental health support line for urgent and non-urgent situations
  • 12 months of non-competitive eligibility (NCE) hiring status within the federal government
  • English language teaching preparatory course
Stipend Amount

This is an estimated amount and is subject to change. The financial terms of the grant will be confirmed in the grant document issued after selection.

910 monthly stipend amount in
$ [US Dollar]

See Housing Arrangements.

Additional Grant Benefits
  • Housing placement
Estimated Cost of Living

Consider using cost of living comparison websites to gain a better understanding of the potential costs in your host country.

Monthly maintenance allowance in addition to free housing and school bus services cover most of the students' living expenses.

Dependent financial support is NOT available

ETAs cannot be accompanied by dependents.

Housing Arrangements

Shared furnished housing is provided free of charge by the host institution. This provision also comes with basic kitchen amenities and utensils, cooking and washing facilities, heating and A/C, Wi-Fi and includes basic utilities (landline, water, electricity and building maintenance).

Fulbright Program Management Contact
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact
Maria Vergos, Coordinator Fulbright Fellowship Program, Athens College-HAEF:
Additional Online Resources
Athens College-Hellenic American Educational Foundation (HAEF):