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, hold a bachelor’s degree, and do not have a PhD degree, then you are eligible to apply. Non-enrolled applicant 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.
Please review the program summary for the country where you would like to apply.

Artist

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 5 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. 

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U.S. Professor

If you are a U.S. citizen and a professor at a U.S. institution and are interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award, you will need to apply through CIES.

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 or Student Program.

Paraguay

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2 English Teaching Assistant Awards

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

ETAs will be assigned as language-learning assistants working up to 25 hours per week, but they will not be responsible for teaching entire courses. They will develop and lead language learning activities and classes under the supervision of faculty and/or host staff, and promote U.S. culture through cultural and social programs.

Grant Period

9 Months

Grants begin in February 2021 with a mandatory orientation at the U.S. Embassy in Asunción.

Pre-Departure Orientation

Mandatory

As a condition of the grant, all grantees to Paraguay are required to attend a Pre-Departure Orientation in the United States in late June or early July.

Candidate Profile

Applications from graduating seniors and graduate students are welcome. Candidates with degrees in English, Spanish, Education or TEFL/applied linguistics with experience teaching or tutoring and who have an interest in working in an international educational environment are preferred. Other fields will be seriously considered if combined with teaching experience and/or coursework in TEFL and/or pedagogy.

Accepted Degree Levels

Bachelor's

Master's

Foreign Language Proficiency

Required - Intermediate

A Foreign Language Evaluation by a college-level Spanish language instructor is required.

Placement Type

Other Educational Institution

All ETA activities are expected to take place at host institutions in Asunción or the immediate metro area, including the Thomas Edison American Corner at the National University of Asunción and the Centro Cultural Paraguayo Americano (CCPA), assisting with the Access Micro-scholarship Program and EducationUSA.  Past ETAs in Paraguay have also assisted with activities at the Benjamin Franklin Science Corner.

ETAs are assigned as language-learning assistants and are not responsible for teaching entire courses. Responsibilities may include giving presentations on different topics related to the United States, preparing classroom activities, leading language clubs, assisting with essay-writing and test preparation, and/or encouraging students to communicate in English.

Final placements and responsibilities will be based on host institution availability and needs, along with the grantee's background, skills, and interests, to the extent possible.

Supplementary Project

ETA grantees will also pursue an independent research, study, or volunteer project. The project is a secondary activity that will supplement the grantee’s ETA responsibilities. Applicants should briefly describe this project in the Statement of Grant Purpose and may address some or all of the following: 1) why the activities are appropriate to Paraguay; 2) skills, talents or other qualifications that they bring to the project plan; 3) how they view this plan as contributing to their professional or educational development; and 4) if and how the plan contributes to the Fulbright goals of mutual understanding and host community engagement. Remember that the primary activity for ETAs is assisting at their host institution and not carrying out this project.

Dependents

Dependent support is not available.

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

https://py.usembassy.gov/

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact

Jazmin Ramirez