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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.


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. 



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.


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8 English Teaching Assistant Awards

Accepted Degree Levels
Grant Period
10 Months
No Pre-Departure Orientation
Award Profile

The Jordanian-American Commission for Educational Exchange (JACEE) plans to award approximately eight English Teaching Assistant (ETA) grants to students for the 2021-2022 academic year. The objective of this grant category is to develop cultural and educational ties between Jordan and the US. One of this award’s main purposes is to help support and develop the English language in Jordanian educational institutions. Teaching in Jordan can be very rewarding for any ETA who appreciated cultural diversity and adventure.

Grant Period

10 Months

ETA awards are offered for 10 months only, no adjusments. The academic year starts in September 2021 and ends June 2022. Schools and universities have two semesters: September to December and February through June. There are two breaks throughout the year: winter break (five weeks) and spring break (two weeks). Fulbright ETAs will be required to participate in a mandatory one-week in-country orientation program, and special ETA Workshop tentatively scheduled for September 1-5, 2021. Working days in Jordan are Sunday to Thursday and weekends fall on Fridays and Saturdays.

Pre-Departure Orientation

No Pre-Departure Orientation

No in-person Pre-Departure Orientation (PDO), however, JACEE will schedule a virtual Pre-Departure Orientation during summer 2021.

Candidate Profile

Preferance will be given to applicants who hold a degree in TEFL/Linguistics, English Literature, American Studies, Area Studies, International Relations, Political Science, or Education, and possess a minimum of two years of teaching/classroom experience in the United States or abroad. Holders of Bachelor's or Master's degree or doctoral students may apply for the ETA grant. Those applicants still engaged in Bachelor's degree studies at the time of application are also eligible, if they will complete their studies and receive their degrees prior to the planned commencement date of their Fulbright grant. 

Candidates should be articulate individuals with the skills and motivation needed to assist teaching the English language and Amerian Culture to Jordanian university or secondary school students. Candidates should also be well-rounded, mature, resourceful, and flexible, and demonstrate the initiative, leadership and confidence required to assist in teaching English in a foreign setting. JACEE awards are granted on the basis of academic excellence, the leadership promise of the applicant, and the potential of the proposed visit to enhance mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and Jordan.

Accepted Degree Levels




Foreign Language Proficiency

Recommended - Intermediate

Successful applicants must be native English speakers. Previous study, work or travel experience in the Middle East and North Africa and at least two years of intensive, full-time Arabic language study/language familiarity is required. Each ETA will, however, receive modified language benefits (part-time and limited Arabic language study opportunities organized by JACEE) during their 10-month ETA assignment in Jordan. Each ETA will be offered three sessions (Fall, Winter and Spring) in colloquial (‘amiyya) Arabic in the late afternoons at the Qasid Institute and limited funding for private and independent Arabic language tutoring during the course of the 10-month grant assignment. This part-time and limited Arabic language benefit should not conflict with the assigned teaching responsibilities throughout the ETA grant period.

Placement Type

Secondary School

University/Post-Secondary Institution

Other Educational Institution

The Fulbright ETA Program requires up to 20 hours per week of part-time English-teaching assistance to permanent teaching staff. In many instances, the ETA's duties may evolve into the ETA becoming the primary teacher in the classroom.

ETA grantees will be placed according to their academic background, level of teaching experience (a minimum of two years), university degree major(s) and level of prior Arabic language study. ETA assignments are diverse, based on the above criteria. The host ETA institutions may include upper-level grades in private secondary schools; technical schools; private and public universities.

ETAs can also benefit from intensive cross-cultural interaction and international educational and/or research opportunities at pre-selected Jordanian institutions. Independent study or research, or community service that does not conflict with assigned teaching responsibilities, is encouraged.  


Candidates currently residing in Jordan are not eligible.


When emailing Lara Shadid (see the "Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact" section below), be sure to "cc" the Commission's Deputy Director, Ms. Iman Abdul-Wahid at Iman Abdul-Wahid.

Residency Permits

All English Teaching Assistants - ETAs who are residing in Jordan for the full 10 months are required to obtain a Government of Jordan (GOJ) Residency Permit. JACEE staff will provide facilitative assistance in securing the permit. All ETA grantees must take an HIV test at one of the Ministry of Health clinics as part of the residency permit requirements. HIV test results from the U.S. are not accepted by the GOJ Ministry of Health.

General Comments

Fulbright – ETA grantees are expected to participate as fully as possible in all activities at Jordanian educational institutions, to interact with local students on campus, and, to adapt to, and appreciate, the cultural values and social norms of Jordanian society. 

The Role of the Fulbright Commission in Jordan

The Commission in Jordan is the main point of contact for all Fulbright grantees. The JACEE office, known as the Fulbright House, is located in a villa in the quiet residential district of Shmeisani in Amman. The Fulbright House serves Jordanian and American students, scholars and professionals and provides a deep support network for all Fulbrighters in Jordan. The Fulbright House also serves as the umbrella institution for meetings or events convened by the Jordanian Fulbright Alumni Association and for the Hubert H. Humphrey Alumni Association of Jordan.

Periodic "town meetings" are held with the grantees and their families and regular get-togethers are arranged to enjoy and celebrate such occasions as Thanksgiving, Christmas or Ramadan Iftars (special evening meals during the month of Ramadan).

The Fulbright staff is committed to ensuring that each U.S. Fulbright grant recipient becomes a member of our Fulbright "family” and feels that a "home-away-from-home” is ever present from the day of their arrival in the Kingdom until they depart.


When emailing Commission contact Lara Shadid at, please copy JACEE’s Deputy Director, Ms. Iman Abdul-Wahid at  


JACEE will assist grantees in locating appropriate housing in approved safe neighborhoods. The Commission will book the grantees two to three nights at a hotel close to the Commission. This will be covered by Grantee from the settling-in allowance wire-transferred beforehand.


The capital city Amman, and surrounding local cities, are considered safe. For travel around Jordan, please refer to the most recent State Department Travel Advisory for Jordan.

Additional Dependent Information

Dependent support is available for spouses and children. For more information on financial support for dependents please contact Lara Shadid at:


Dependent support is available.

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact

Lara Shadid

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