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6 English Teaching Assistant Award

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

The Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Program aims to improve the quality of the English language instruction provided in Uruguayan public education while providing an opportunity for intensive cross-cultural interaction, sharing innovative ideas in TESOL and creating strong linkages between all participants.

ETAs’ activities may include but are not limited to: assist on classes and courses that are part of the curriculum; tutor students outside of the classroom; conduct conversation clubs; conduct writing workshops; conduct activities to promote cultural exchange (theatre, dance, music, film); participate in English Immersion Camps for students and/or teachers; participate in seminars and or workshops for teachers.

Grant Length
8 Months
Grant Period
March Start

Grant Length: 8 months.

March to November 2025. The grant period starts with an orientation organized by the Fulbright Commission in mid-March. Attendance at the orientation is required.

In-Country Orientation

The Fulbright Commission will arrange two or more mandatory virtual pre-departure meetings with grantees, as well as a mandatory in-country orientation.

Candidate Profile

Applications are welcome from graduating seniors and graduate students. 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 pedagogy.

Dual citizens of this country are eligible
Residency in host country NOT permitted in year prior to grant
Indicate how many months is considered residency:
3 Months
Accepted Degree Levels
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
Foreign Language Proficiency
Required - Intermediate

Additional Information: The recommended Spanish language level for this award is Intermediate. Novice speakers will be considered provided they meet other qualifications.  Higher level proficiency may be necessary depending on the requirements of the proposed project. Applicants should discuss plans for language study between the time of application and the commencement of the grant on with the Language Self-Evaluation. A Foreign Language Evaluation by a college level Spanish language instructor is required.

Placement Type
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Secondary School
  • Vocational/Technical School
  • Teacher Training
  • University/Post-Secondary Institution
  • Other Educational/Community Institution

To allow for maximum exposure to the Uruguayan culture and the education environment, the ETA program in Uruguay takes place in two locations: the provinces and Montevideo (the capital city), for an urban experience. In each location, ETAs have two or more placements. These can be at elementary, middle or high schools, Vocational/Technical Schools, Teacher Training Centers, Universities or other educational institutions. The week is divided among the Institutions where ETAs are placed with a maximum time commitment of 20-25 hours per week.

Grantees devote the remaining time to collaborate in professional development activities that are considered mandatory by the Commission Board.  These activities combined with the TA responsibilities, comprise a full-time program.

Placement Locations
  • Capital City
  • Regional City
  • Rural

Grantees are placed in capital cities, as well as regional cities and rural locations.

Supplementary Project

English Teaching Assistants are encouraged to engage in other activities related to their personal, professional, and/or educational interests. Grantees may pursue a course of study, conduct research on topics related to Uruguay, engage in volunteer activities, or a combination of these.

Housing Arrangements

Housing in Montevideo: The Commission is not responsible for making housing arrangements for the grantees. However, at the grantee's request, the Commission will go over their housing options (links to rental websites) and provide feedback when applicable.

Housing in the provinces: Grantees will have assistance in finding housing in the provinces. If grantees rent an apartment through a real estate agent, the Commission will read the lease agreement to make sure their rights as tenants are preserved. 

The Commission will book grantees in a hotel during the orientation. This will be covered by the Commission.

Dependent financial support is NOT available
Fulbright Program Management Contact
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