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2 English Teaching Assistant Awards

Accepted Degree Levels
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
Grant Period
9 Months
PDO
Mandatory
Grant Period

9 Months

Grants will begin in October. All grantees are required to attend the in-country orientation the last week of September and should plan their arrival accordingly.

Pre-Departure Orientation

Mandatory

All grantees are required to attend a pre-departure orientation in Washington, D.C. in June or July as a condition of their grants.

Candidate Profile

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 accepted. Undergraduate degrees in the humanities and the social sciences, with a focus on English, American studies, or Education, are preferred. Successful candidates will not just be assistant-teaching English, but presenting on American culture and advising on educational opportunities in the U.S. to local citizens. Previous teaching experience is not required, but is helpful. Applicants must be native English-speakers.

Grantees are also 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 that will not conflict with assigned assistant-teaching and advising responsibilities. Applicants should include a brief description of their supplementary projects in their Statements of Grant Purpose.

Accepted Degree Levels

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Foreign Language Proficiency

Not Required

Additional Information: Croatian language proficiency is not required, but helpful. Some study of Croatian prior to arrival is encouraged in order to promote deeper engagement with the host community. Students may be provided with funding to cover language instruction during their grant period.

Placement Type

University/Post-Secondary Institution

Placements are at universities. Grantees will assistant-teach under the supervision of 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, outreach, or community activities.

Visa Requirments

First Residence Permit: The Croatian government passed a new law for foreigners similar to residency and entry laws for European Union member states. The law stipulates that foreign citizens planning to stay in Croatia longer than 90 days must apply for the First Residence Permit (for a period covering their entire stay in Croatia). For detailed instructions on the procedure and required documents please refer to the Handbook for Fulbright Grantees in Croatia that will be provided to all grantees as part of pre-departure materials.

Citizenship

Dependents

Dependent support is available

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

https://hr.usembassy.gov

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact

Sasa Gorjanec