English Teaching Assistant Award NEW
Accepted Degree Levels
Grant PeriodFall Start
Grant Length9 Months
The Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Program in Uganda aims to strengthen educational and cultural relationships between the United States and Uganda. It also provides a professional development opportunity for Americans to advance their teaching skills while living in Uganda.
Uganda is a vibrant country in East Africa composed of more than 50 different ethnic groups. While not the first language of most Ugandans, English is nevertheless widely taught from a young age and considered the standard official language of communication. ETAs will be placed in public universities or with the American Center in Kampala and work with learners on topics such as academic writing, professional use of English Language for resume writing, interviewing skills and grant writing.
ETAs are expected to arrive in late August/early September.
Uganda’s academic school year starts in February and finishes in December. For primary/secondary institutions, academic school terms run in three terms: the first term runs from February to April, the second term from May until early August, and the third term from September to December. Ugandan universities run two semesters each academic year.
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 group orientation will be provided by the U.S. Embassy in Kampala upon arrival.
Candidates who have a demonstrated interest in education/TEFL, cultural exchange and diplomacy, and/or African affairs, languages, culture and history are preferred. Experience in the classroom and/or with community organizations and leadership is also preferred. Candidates who are able to organize extra-curricular activities such as youth leadership sessions, English Clubs, Reading and Writing Clubs – are encouraged to apply, as well.
Accepted Degree Levels
Foreign Language Proficiency
- University/Post-Secondary Institution
- Capital City
- Regional City
English Teaching Assistants will be placed in a local public university located within the vicinity of Kampala, or in another major Ugandan city.
The U.S. Embassy in Kampala will work with the host institution to assist ETAs in identifying possible fully furnished accommodation for the duration of their stay. Shared accommodation with other visiting scholars or students may also be an option.