3 English Teaching Assistant Awards
Accepted Degree LevelsBachelor's
Grant PeriodOctober Start
North Macedonia and the United States enjoy a cooperative relationship across a broad range of political, economic, cultural, military, and social issues. The two have had good bilateral relations since North Macedonia gained its independence from Yugoslavia in 1991. The United States formally recognized North Macedonia in 1994, and the countries established full diplomatic relations in 1995. The United States strongly supports North Macedonia’s aspirations for full integration into Euro-Atlantic institutions and is committed to helping North Macedonia embrace inclusive democracy and citizen-responsive governance, fight corruption and discrimination, strengthen rule of law, become a stronger NATO ally and partner, strengthen and diversify its economy; promote media freedom; and build greater democratic institutions in a full, inclusive multi-ethnic society.
North Macedonia is a great country to be placed as an ETA and/or Fulbright student researcher. In the last recent years all ETAs have been placed at Public Universities throughout the country. Their experience has been only positive.
The citizens of North Macedonia are very hospitable and friendly toward U.S. citizens. Fulbright student researchers can seek affiliation at any public, private, nongovernmental or government institutions.
There are also five American Corners where the ETAs and Fulbright researchers can conduct different extracurricular activities. Also, there are numerous of NGO and other professional associations where you can be part of a project or run your own activity.
The English language among young population is in a very high level, however, a native speaker always can make a difference. To be an ETA or Student researcher in North Macedonia it is not required knowing the local languages.
North Macedonia is characterized with various natural beauties: high mountain massifs rich in flora and fauna, mountain rivers and tectonic lakes, numerous thermal springs, basins, and valleys.
Your experience in North Macedonia will make you to return back again.
Grants will begin in October 2022 and finish at the end of May 2023.
Grant Length: 9 months.
All grantees are required to attend a pre-departure orientation in June or July as a condition of their grant.
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 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. Applicants must be fluent English-speakers.
Accepted Degree Levels
ETAs 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, which will not conflict with assigned teaching and advising responsibilities. Applicants should include a brief description of their supplementary projects in their Statements of Grant Purpose.
Foreign Language Proficiency
Additional Information: Some study of a language prior to arrival is encouraged to promote deeper engagement with the host community.
It is the responsibility of the candidates. Public Affairs Section may provide addressess of Real Estate Agencies in the country.
Placement is primarily at universities, but may be in other venues where English language instruction is needed. ETAs will work under the supervision of an experienced English instructor and will serve as a resource for conversation, vocabulary, and reading and writing courses. They may also be involved with some educational advising and outreach.
Dual citizens of this country are not eligible
Residency in host country permitted in year prior to grant