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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.If you are currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a U.S. college or university, you will apply through that institution, even if you are not currently a resident there. Find the Fulbright Program Adviser on your campus.

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.


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. 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

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.


2 English Teaching Assistant Award

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

ETAs will be assigned as language-learning assistants working up to 25 hours per week, but they will not be responsible for teaching entire courses. They will develop and lead language learning activities and classes under the supervision of faculty and/or host staff, and promote U.S. culture through cultural and social programs.

Grant Length
10 Months
Grant Period
February Start

Grant Length: 10 months.

Grants begin in February 2025 and correspond to the academic year in Paraguay, which runs from February through December with a two-week winter vacation, usually in July. 

Pre-Departure Orientation

As a condition of the grant, all grantees to Paraguay are required to participate in the Pre-Departure Orientation.

Candidate Profile

Applications from graduating seniors and graduate students are welcome. Candidates with degrees in English, Spanish, Education or TEFL/applied linguistics with experience teaching or tutoring, and who have an interest in working in an international educational environment, are preferred. Other fields will be seriously considered if combined with teaching experience and/or coursework in TEFL and/or pedagogy.

Dual citizens of this country are eligible
Residency in host country permitted in year prior to grant
Accepted Degree Levels
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
Foreign Language Proficiency
Required - Intermediate

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

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

All ETA activities are expected to take place at host institutions in Asunción or the immediate metro area, including the Thomas Edison American Corner at the National University of Asunción and the Centro Cultural Paraguayo Americano (CCPA), assisting with the Access Micro-scholarship Program and EducationUSA.  Past ETAs in Paraguay have also assisted with activities at the Benjamin Franklin Science Corner.

ETAs are assigned as language-learning assistants and are not responsible for teaching entire courses. Responsibilities may include giving presentations on different topics related to the United States, preparing classroom activities, leading language clubs, assisting with essay-writing and test preparation, and/or encouraging students to communicate in English.

Final placements and responsibilities will be based on host institution availability and needs, along with the grantee's background, skills, and interests, to the extent possible.


Placement Locations
  • Capital City
Supplementary Project

While optional, it is recommended that ETA grantees pursue an independent research, study, or volunteer project. The project is a secondary activity that will supplement the grantee’s ETA responsibilities. Applicants should briefly describe this project in the Statement of Grant Purpose and may address some or all of the following: 1) why the activities are appropriate to Paraguay; 2) skills, talents or other qualifications that they bring to the project plan; 3) how they view this plan as contributing to their professional or educational development; and 4) if and how the plan contributes to the Fulbright goals of mutual understanding and host community engagement. Remember that the primary activity for ETAs is assisting at their host institution.

Housing Arrangements

The U.S. embassy does not assist in locating or helping secure housing for U.S. Fulbright grantees, but they are happy to answer any specific questions applicants might have about potential housing.  The host institution should be the primary source of assistance in grantees' housing search.

Dependent financial support is NOT available
Fulbright Program Management Contact
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact
Jazmin Ramirez: