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19 English Teaching Assistant Award

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

The English Teaching Assistant Program in Argentina is co-sponsored by the Fulbright Commission and the Secretariat of Education of the Argentine Republic and is cost-shared by both institutions. The purpose of the program is to strengthen English language instruction at Argentine higher education institutions, especially in places where the presence of native speakers is not common, and to provide U.S. participants with opportunities for professional development and intensive cross-cultural interaction both on campus and in their host communities. 

Grant Length
8 Months
Grant Period
March Start

Grant Length: 8 months.

Grant dates correspond to the academic year in Argentina, which runs mid-March to mid-November 2026.  Placements will be determined in the late fall, prior to the grant start date.

Pre-Departure and In-Country Orientation

Late February through mid-March 2026. 

The grant period starts with virtual pre-departure activities and with an in-person orientation organized by the Fulbright Commission. Attendance at these orientation programs is mandatory. Changes to the grant period and/or deferrals are not allowed.

Candidate Profile

Successful candidates will be fluent, articulate English speakers.

Candidates with degrees in English, Spanish, Education, TEFL or Applied Linguistics, with some experience teaching or tutoring, are preferred. Other fields will be considered if combined with teaching experience and/or coursework in pedagogy.

It is preferred that bachelor’s level candidates have at least one year of post-graduate professional experience at the time of application.

Candidates with more than three years of teaching experience or a master's degree in TESOL at the time of application may be considered overqualified and not eligible for this program. 

What is life like for Fulbrighters in the host country?

With an area of 3.8 million square miles and a population of over 45 million, Argentina is the eighth largest country in the world. Half of its inhabitants reside in the metropolitan area of Buenos Aires, a region formed by the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires and the 40 districts that surround the capital city of the country. The country benefits from rich natural resources, a highly educated population, a globally competitive agricultural sector and a diversified industrial base.

From 1880 to 1930, Argentina became one of the world’s ten wealthiest nations due to the rapid expansion of commercial agriculture and foreign investment in infrastructure. During this period, an important flow of immigrants, predominantly of European origin, came to Argentina. Although Argentina has been through periods of economic recession, it has continued to attract immigrants from diverse origins. In addition to the waves of immigrants from neighboring countries that arrived during the second half of the 20th century, new migrants from other Latin American countries have settled in the capital city in recent years.  

Very early in its history, Argentina developed a national public school system similar in many ways to the one in the United States. The country achieved high levels of literacy, also comparable to those in the United States. The first Argentine university was founded in Cordoba by the Jesuits in 1613, and today there are 65 public and 63 private universities. Five Argentines have received the Nobel Prize. 

Argentina has been facing severe economic problems, a high foreign debt, growing inflation, growing levels of poverty, declining educational and health standards, and increasingly political divisions. A new government was inaugurated on December 10, 2023, with the promise of carrying out drastic reforms.

Residency in host country NOT permitted in year prior to grant
Indicate how many months is considered residency:
12 Months
Dual citizens of this country are NOT eligible
Candidates who have lived at least five of the last ten years in the United States, prior to applying for the scholarship, are preferred.
Degree Level of Applicant
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
Foreign Language Proficiency
Required - Intermediate

Additional Information: A Foreign Language Evaluation by a college-level Spanish language instructor is required.

Placement Type
  • Teacher Training
  • University/Post-Secondary Institution

Grantees will be assigned to English teacher training colleges/institutes or universities throughout Argentina's 24 provinces. ETAs will be assigned as language-learning assistants for up to 18 hours per week and will not be responsible for teaching entire courses.

The Fulbright Commission and the Argentine Secretariat of Education, in consultation with ministries of Education in each province and individual host institutions, will match selected grantees with an appropriate host institution. Assignments are based on institutions' availability and needs, and the academic profile and background of the ETA grantee. Placements can be in any Argentine city. Individuals should not apply for or accept this award unless they are willing to be placed in any geographic location, barring specific health and safety considerations. ETA placements are determined in the late fall prior to the grant start.

Teacher training colleges/institutions may or may not be affiliated with a university; they are part of the Argentine system of higher education (institutos terciarios). In order to graduate as EFL teachers, students must attend four-year undergraduate programs.

Placement Locations
  • Capital City
  • Regional City

Grantees will be placed in cities of all sizes throughout Argentina's 24 provinces. In some cases, an ETA may be affiliated with host institutions located in two different cities within their host province.

Supplementary Project

As English Teaching Assistant responsibilities will not exceed 18 hours per week, grantees are expected to engage in projects or other activities related to their personal, professional and/or academic interests during the grant period. Grantees may pursue a course of study, conduct research on topics related to Argentina, engage in specific volunteer work, or a combination of these activities.  Placements will not be confirmed until November 2025, so applicants should be flexible when proposing a supplementary project. Grantees may be placed at a location where they cannot carry out the goals of their initial supplementary project. In such cases, appropriate alternatives can be discussed with the Fulbright Commission once placements are finalized.

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.

US$1,000 per month monthly stipend amount in
$ [US Dollar]

Total grant amount: US$8,000: half of the grant payable before arrival; the other half to be paid in mid-July approximately.

Additional Grant Benefits
  • Mid-year seminar
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 cost of living varies across provinces/placement. Please visit this website to help estimate the cost of living, meals, and incidentals in different capital cities in Argentina.

The Commission will provide additional resources and information prior to arrival and during in-country orientation.

Dependent financial support is NOT available
Housing Arrangements

Grantees will be expected to arrange their own housing. The Fulbright Commission in Argentina may provide additional resources upon request.

Fulbright Program Management Contact
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact
Melina Ginszparg:
Marisa Kandel: