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Palestinian Territories (West Bank)

4 English Teaching Assistant Award

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

The Office of Palestinian Affairs in Jerusalem aims to increase English language levels of local Palestinian audiences through awarding 4 English Teaching Assistant (ETA) grants for the 2024-2025 academic year.

The ETA program requires up to 20 hours per week of part-time English-teaching at the Office of Palestinian Affairs-managed American Spaces in Jerusalem, Ramallah, and potentially other cities in the West Bank. ETAs will lead English conversation and American culture classes for local community members - a wide range of youth and adult audiences - at these spaces, including classes via digital video conferencing to engage audiences in Gaza. This is a non-traditional teaching assignment, as course cycles at American Spaces are typically 2 months long. ETAs should expect to constantly engage with new students with some repeat students across cycles. ETAs should also be prepared to create their own lesson plans and activities with limited guidance and supervision. 

The ETA program may also include teaching and collaborating with local universities, secondary schools, civil society partners, and other education institutions needing support for English language teaching as time and circumstances permit. ETAs will be expected to be proactive and innovative in their style of teaching in order to maintain participants’ enthusiasm and their participation in class. At the same time, ETAs will gain from intensive cross-cultural interaction and international educational and/or research opportunities.

Independent study or research, or community service that does not conflict with assigned teaching responsibilities, is encouraged, but financial stipends are not available for this purpose. 



Grant Length
10 Months
Grant Period
Fall Start

Grant dates will run from September 2024 through June 2025. All ETAs must plan to arrive between September 1 and September 15, 2024.

Pre-Departure and In-Country Orientation

All grantees are required to attend a Pre-Departure Orientation in the United States in the summer of 2024 as a condition of their grants.

The U.S. embassy will provide a security briefing upon arrival.

Candidate Profile

Holders of Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees as well as doctoral students may apply for the fellowship. Those still engaged in Bachelor’s degree studies at the time of application are also eligible, if they complete their studies and receive their degrees by May 2024.

Applicants should be knowledgeable of world issues, and be articulate, resourceful, tolerant, flexible, and mature. They should also demonstrate the initiative, leadership, and confidence required to assist with the teaching of English in a foreign setting. The fluid security and political environment in Jerusalem and the West Bank requires a high degree of flexibility, maturity, and self-reliance. Some knowledge of the Middle East is preferred but not required. 

All fields of study will be considered, but strong preference is given to studies related to the teaching of English, bilingual education, and linguistics.


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:
6 Months
Accepted Degree Levels
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
Foreign Language Proficiency
Recommended - Intermediate

Applicants must be articulate fluent English speakers. Previous study, work, or travel experience in the Middle East and some Arabic language study/familiarity is preferred but not required.

Placement Type
  • Teacher Training
  • University/Post-Secondary Institution
  • Other Educational/Community Institution
Placement Locations
  • Regional City
Supplementary Project
Not Permitted
Housing Arrangements

The host institution will not provide housing but the Office of Palestinian Affairs will assist grantees in locating nearby and appropriate housing. All housing must be approved by the Embassy's Regional Security Office (RSO).  

Dependent financial support is available

Dependent financial support includes a modest increase in the monthly stipend. 

Security Information

All American grantees in Jerusalem and the West Bank must live within the municipal boundaries of Jerusalem or any major city in Area A of the West Bank, including Jericho, Ramallah, the Bethlehem area (including Bethlehem, Beit Jala, and Beit Sahour), Birzeit, Nablus, Hebron, Tulk-arem or Jenin.

Grantees are advised to work with Post to find lodging in the above-mentioned locations. The location of all proposed residences must be individually reviewed by the U.S. Embassy's Regional Security Office (RSO) and approved. 

Due to security conditions, grantees are prohibited from hitch-hiking and must abide by transportation guidelines in effect at the time as determined by the Embassy’s RSO. The grantee must share their contact information and home address as soon as obtained. Furthermore, RSO will provide grantees with emergency contact information for the Office of Palestinian Affairs and local emergency services in the Palestinian Territories - West Bank. Renting a car is allowed, as is the use of private and service taxi cabs and the light rail in Jerusalem depending on local security conditions.

Grantees must agree to refrain from or modify their travel to certain parts of the Palestinian Territories - West Bank or the West Bank in its entirety, if the Office of Palestinian Affairs' Emergency Action Committee determines that such travel is unsafe. If there are changes to the Post travel policy, the Office of Palestinian Affairs will coordinate notification to the grantees and notify RSO. 

Grantees may not travel to the Palestinian Territories - Gaza Strip under any conditions. Grantees should avoid refugee camps and all demonstrations. 

All American grantees must initially enter via Israel's Ben Gurion Airport. RSO will provide a security briefing to review travel in and out of the Palestinian Territories - West Bank. Although the Office of Palestinian Affairs will make every effort to assist with long-term visas, grantees and their accompanying dependents may need to renew their visas every three months. All expenses associated with visa renewals and the exit/reentry costs associated with the renewal process are the responsibility of the grantees, in accordance with their grant terms and conditions. Grantees must recognize the possibility that visa renewal requests may be denied.

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