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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, will hold a bachelor’s degree by the award start date, and do not have a Ph.D. degree, then you are eligible to apply. Non-enrolled applicants 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.

The Getting Started page will provide information on eligibility and 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.

FPA

U.S. Professor/Administrator

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

To support your students in applying for a U.S. Student Program award, please connect with the Fulbright Program Adviser at your institution.

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 Program or Fulbright Foreign Student Program.

Cameroon

English Teaching Assistant Award NEW

Accepted Degree Levels
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
Grant Period
October Start
Grant Length
9 Months
Award Type
English Teaching Assistant
Award Profile

The Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Program in Cameroon aims to strengthen educational and cultural relationships between the United States and Cameroon. It is a professional development opportunity designed to enhance teaching skills and offer a positive experience in Cameroon. Please note that ETAs are not full-fledged professors.

Cameroon is officially bilingual, with both English and French recognized by the government. Cameroon’s eco-system is unique, and it is often called “Africa in Miniature.” Rainforest, savannah, desert, beaches, wildlife preserves, and an active volcano can all be found in the country. 

Grant Length
9 Months
Grant Period
October Start

The academic year begins October 2023 and ends July 2024. ETAs will need to arrive in mid-September for the in-country orientation.

Orientation
Pre-Departure and In-Country Orientation

As a condition of their grants, all grantees may be required to participate in a Pre-Departure Orientation during the summer of 2023. A mandatory in-country orientation will be provided by the U.S. Embassy in Yaounde soon after the grantees’ arrival.

Candidate Profile

Graduating seniors or graduate students with an undergraduate degree in English or education who are considering careers in English, education, or TEFL/applied linguistics and who have experience teaching or tutoring. Other fields will be considered if combined with teaching experience and/or coursework in pedagogy. Candidates with an interest in African languages, culture, and history are also encouraged to apply.

Eligibility
Dual citizens of this country are NOT eligible
Residency in host country permitted in year prior to grant
Accepted Degree Levels
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
Foreign Language Proficiency
Required - Novice

English and French are the official languages in Cameroon. Although Cameroon is officially bilingual, French speakers greatly outnumber English speakers and a working knowledge of French is necessary.

Placement Type
  • University/Post-Secondary Institution
  • Other Educational/Community Institution

ETAs spend approximately 20 hours per week assisting university professors and teacher training instructors in their classrooms, plus requisite class preparation time and school-related activities. ETAs may assist in a variety of academic formats including modelling interactive activities with partner teachers, offering one-on-one tutoring and co-teaching large groups to improve the English academic reading and writing skills of university undergraduates for whom English is both a second language and the medium of instruction at school. ETAs will be assigned as language-learning assistants but will not be responsible for teaching entire courses. Placement will be at the university undergraduate level, with some possible outreach to secondary and middle schools (periodic language enhancement camps).

Involvement in American Spaces or EducationUSA activities would also be welcome. 

Placement Locations
  • Capital City

ETAs will be placed in the capital city.

Supplementary Project
Optional

A supplementary project to be worked on when the grantee is not engaged in ETA-related duties is recommended but not required.

Housing Arrangements

The U.S. Embassy will work with host institutions to assist ETAs in identifying possible housing. However, finding and securing housing is ultimately the responsibility of each ETA.

Dependents
Dependent financial support is available
Fulbright Program Management Contact
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact
KontchouJ@state.gov