2 English Teaching Assistant Award
Accepted Degree Levels
Grant PeriodFall Start
Grant Length9 Months
English Teaching Assistant Award
Grants will begin in October 2024 and end in June 2025.
Grant Length: 9 months.
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. An in-country orientation in the fall 2024, soon upon arrival in country, is also required.
Well-rounded, articulate candidates at all degree levels with an interest in international education and the initiative to teach conversational English at university level will be accepted. 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 highly desired. Successful candidates must be articulate, fluent English speakers.
Accepted Degree Levels
Foreign Language Proficiency
No Serbian language skills are required, but are considered helpful. Some study of Serbian prior to arrival is encouraged in order to promote deeper engagement with the host community.
- Teacher Training
- University/Post-Secondary Institution
Grantees will be placed primarily at universities, but may be in schools or other venues where English-language instruction is needed. Grantees will teach 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.
- Regional City
The applicants will mostly be placed in regional cities, where there are already established American Corners, but some may also be placed in Belgrade, the capital.
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, 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.
Applicants will make their own housing arrangements, with the assistance from Post and the host institution.
U.S. students, as well as all accompanying dependents, regardless of age, must register with the local police within 24 hours of receiving a Serbian entry stamp at a border crossing or airport, and apply for temporary residence status within three days of arrival in Serbia.