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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 applicants are encouraged to contact the Fulbright Program Adviser at their most recent alma mater to inquire if the institution can support alumni/ae through the application process. If not, non-enrolled applicants are welcome to apply at “at-large” candidates.

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 visit the Getting Started page for next steps.

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 7-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. Faculty/Staff/Professionals

If you are a U.S. citizen and faculty or staff at a U.S. institution, or professional interested in applying, please visit the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program.

Non U.S. Citizens

If you are a non-U.S. citizen interested in applying for a Fulbright Award to come 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.

Burma (Myanmar)

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4 English Teaching Assistant Awards

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

US Embassy Rangoon hosted its first ETAs in 2020, placing them in public universities with experience hosting English Language Fellows and Fulbrighters. As the country and the universities continue to open and democratize, there is a high level of interest and eagerness to engage with and learn from native English language speakers.  

Grant Period

10 Months

The grant period is normally November to September.

Pre-Departure Orientation

Mandatory

Arrival Orientation

Mandatory

Arrival orientation will take place in Yangon in November 2021 with school semesters starting in December.

Candidate Profile

Candidates must be mature, articulate, resourceful, motivated, flexible, collaborative, and committed to working in an instructional setting with Burmese high school students.

Candidates from all majors are welcomed but those with Education/English majors who possess prior teaching experience are preferred. As cultural ambassadors, ETAs are expected to exhibit a high level of professionalism and share aspects of American culture with their schools.

Candidates must be fluent English-speakers. ETAs are expected to exhibit a high level of professionalism and respect towards people in their host schools, community and the Embassy. As cultural ambassadors, ETAs are also encouraged to share aspects of American culture with their schools.

Candidates need to be self-motivated, adventurous, flexible, and independent. Candidates must be able to adapt and thrive within a variety of intensive cultural environments including the challenges of living in a less comfortable setting. Candidates must be willing and able to physically and mentally adjust to work in the Burmese cultural context and the Myanmar educational system.

ETAs cannot be accompanied by dependents.

Accepted Degree Levels

Bachelor's

Master's

Foreign Language Proficiency

Not Required

Placement Type

University/Post-Secondary Institution

ETAs will be placed at universities, teacher training colleges, or similar higher education institutes. Host institutions will have basic facilities such as chalkboard/whiteboard, tables/chairs, and may not have air-conditioning, fans or electricity.

Approximately 20-25 hours per week of classroom teaching alongside local English teachers, plus requisite class preparation time and school-related activities, will be required. ETAs also spend up to 10 hours per week leading extracurricular activities at their host schools. Each school may have additional expectations for their ETA.

PAS will assist with housing arrangements. Housing situations will vary from one location to another, but will meet the basic needs. Air-conditioning, fridges, and cooking facilities may be available. Access to modern grocery stores, gyms, or modern medical facilities may be limited.

Ineligibility

Candidates currently residing in Myanmar (or those who will be living there during the 2020-2021 academic year) will not be considered.

Special Application Instructions

Upon receipt of the Fulbright award, all English Teaching Assistants (ETAs) will be expected to complete a 60-hour online TESOL/TEFL course. Those already holding TESOL/TEFL certificates or having Master’s degrees in TESOL/TEFL are not required to complete the course.

Dependents

Dependent support is not available.

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

https://mm.usembassy.gov/