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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 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.


3 English Teaching Assistant Award

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

The Fulbright English Teaching Assistant program in Latvia helps to improve the teaching of the English language and American studies in Latvian schools and promotes education and cultural relationships between the United States and Latvia.

Grant Length
9 Months
Grant Period
September Start

The grant period will be September 2023 to June 2024.

Pre-Departure and In-Country Orientation

All grantees are required to attend a Fulbright pre-departure orientation in June or July as a condition of their grant, as well as an in-country orientation in September.


Candidate Profile

Well-rounded articulate candidates at all degree levels, including doctoral up to dissertation level, with an interest in international education and the initiative to assist the classroom teacher with conversational English at all levels will be considered. Undergraduate degrees in the humanities and social sciences, with a focus on English, American studies, or education, are preferred. 

Teaching assistant activities may include: 1) serving as a resource person in conversation groups; 2) providing small group tutorials; 3) assisting students with reading and written English; 4) giving presentations related to American studies in English classes or school/civic organizations; 5) assisting the classroom teacher by preparing classroom materials; and 6) starting English language clubs.

Previous experience in teaching, assisting with teaching, tutoring, or leading conversation groups is preferred. Applicants must be fluent English speakers. In addition to regular teaching duties, the ETA program in Latvia offers opportunities for research and/or community service.

Dual citizens of this country are eligible
Residency in host country NOT permitted in year prior to grant
Indicate how many months is considered residency:
12 Months
Accepted Degree Levels
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
Foreign Language Proficiency
Not Required

Additional Information: Latvian language proficiency (or Russian in certain communities) is not required, but is encouraged.

Placement Type
  • Middle School
  • Secondary School
  • Vocational/Technical School
  • University/Post-Secondary Institution
  • Other Educational/Community Institution

Grantees may be placed in universities, schools or other venues where English language instruction is needed. Applicants may indicate a host institution preference, but the Public Diplomacy Section (PDS) of the U.S. Embassy will seek the most appropriate placements. Applicants will likely be placed ouside of the capital city in smaller communities.

Grantees will assist 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. Grantee hours and responsibilities will be discussed with the PDS and finalized prior to arrival in Latvia.

Placement Locations
  • Regional City

Applicants will likely be placed ouside of the capital city in smaller communities.

Supplementary Project

Grantees are expected to engage in social or community activities related to their academic and personal interests. Applicants should keep in mind that these activities may be flexible with respect to geographic location and local partner organizations since the activities will depend on the placement. Grantees will also be asked to run English Langauge Clubs and other activities at the American Spaces in Latvia.

Housing Arrangements

Grantees will be responsible for finding their own housing in the country. The U.S. Embassy and host institution will provide helpful tips how to find suitible housing. 

Dependent financial support is NOT available
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