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Cote d'Ivoire

English Teaching Assistant Award

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

The Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Program in Cote d'Ivoire aims to strengthen educational and cultural relationships between the United States and Cote d'Ivoire. 

Grant Length
9 Months
Grant Period
September Start

The academic year begins in September 2025 and ends in June 2026. 

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 2025.

A mandatory in-country group orientation will be provided by the U.S. Embassy in Abidjan.

Candidate Profile

Master's-level candidates are preferred. However, Bachelor's-level candidates considering careers in education, who have a degree in English, education or TEFL/applied linguistics and have experience teaching or tutoring will be considered. Candidates with degrees in other fields will be considered if they have experience working with first-generation college students, teaching youth in a rural environment, teaching English as a second language, and teaching experience and/or coursework in pedagogy.

What is life like for Fulbrighters in the host country?

Cote d'Ivoire's estimated population of 24 million comprise 60 ethno-linguistic groups, approximately equally divided between Christians, Muslims, and animist/spiritualists along a 40:40:20 split.  The northern part of the country is predominantly Muslim while the coastal southern areas are mainly Christian.  One-quarter of Cote d'Ivoire's residents are non-Ivorian citizens due to a combination of factors, including the country's modern history as a refuge for those fleeing regional wars as well as post-independence government policies seeking to attract skilled and unskilled labor.  Ivorians are proud of their tradition of welcoming hospitality and peaceful tolerance and, following bouts of serious civic strife and violence in the past two decades, the country is positioning itself to be a regional economic hub and bridge between francophone and anglophone Africa.  Cote d'Ivoire is the region's fastest growing economy with, on average, 8-9% growth annually, albeit with significant disparities in income and literacy that, if unchecked, pose serious dangers to the country's stability.  Together with Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire accounts for nearly three-quarters of the world's cocoa and coffee production. 

US Embassy Abidjan actively manages a portfolio of political engagement and economic, health, and infrastructural development programs overseen by U.S. Agency for International Development, the Centers for Disease Control, the Department of State, and the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) which signed a five-year $525 million Compact with the Government of Cote d'Ivoire in 2017 targeting agricultural and pedagogical infrastructure development.

Residency in host country permitted in year prior to grant
Dual citizens of this country are eligible
Degree Level of Applicant
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
Foreign Language Proficiency
Recommended - Intermediate

Additional Information: A moderate level of conversational French is helpful to function comfortably in Cote d'Ivoire.

Placement Type
  • Secondary School
  • University/Post-Secondary Institution
Placement Locations
  • Capital City
  • Regional City
  • Rural

Placements may be in both the capital and other cities, as well as in rural regions throughout the country.

Supplementary Project
Award Benefits
  • A stipend broadly based on the cost of living in the host country. These funds may be used by the grantee to support housing, meals, and incidental costs during the grant period.
  • International travel benefits
  • Accident & sickness health benefits
  • 24/7 mental health support line for urgent and non-urgent situations
  • 12 months of non-competitive eligibility (NCE) hiring status within the federal government
  • English language teaching preparatory course
Stipend Amount

This is an estimated amount and is subject to change. The financial terms of the grant will be confirmed in the grant document issued after selection.

3,450 monthly stipend amount in
$ [US Dollar]
One-Time Allowances

This is an estimated amount and is subject to change. The financial terms of the grant will be confirmed in the grant document issued after selection.

2,550 in
$ [US Dollar]
  • Excess baggage fees
  • Research/Materials allowance
  • Settling in allowance
Estimated Cost of Living

Consider using cost of living comparison websites to gain a better understanding of the potential costs in your host country.

The websites linked here and here have useful, up-to-date cost of living information.

Dependent financial support is available
Housing Arrangements

The U.S. Embassy will work with host institutions in assisting ETAs to identify appropriate and safe housing. However, finding and securing housing is ultimately the responsibility of each ETA.

Fulbright Program Management Contact
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website
Nature of Assignment

ETAs will work approximately 20 hours per week assisting professors in their classrooms, plus requisite class preparation time and school-related activities. At the host institution, ETAs will help with research, lesson plans and course presentations to improve the English speaking, listening, reading and writing skills of students for whom English is a second language. ETAs may also assist with English for Specific Purposes, curriculum design, training academic and administrative staff, information technology and school-related activities including English clubs.

Responsibilities may also include working with U.S. Embassy programs such as the American Corners, the Andrew Young Center, the American Center, the English Access program, webinars and conferences.

ETAs will be assigned as language-learning assistants, but may be asked to be responsible for teaching entire courses.  

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact
Guy Honore Koffi:
Rubani Trimiew: