The Philippine-American Educational Foundation is now accepting applications for the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program (FLTA) for the academic year of 2019-2020. Application deadline is on Friday, August 17, 2018.
Funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, the FLTA Program is a full scholarship program for early career (not more than seven years of teaching experience) English-language teachers to work as Filipino-language teaching assistants at a U.S. university for one academic year (nine months). FLTA aims at strengthening foreign language instruction at U.S. colleges and universities while providing foreign teachers opportunity to increase their English language proficiency, refine their teaching skills, and extend their knowledge of the culture and customs of the United States.
During the program year, the participant will have the opportunity to take classes on teaching methodology and other topics, such as American studies. The participant is also expected to participate in university programs and to share Filipino culture with their colleagues and students. The grant is for one academic year and is non-renewable.
FLTAs should be energetic, early career educator capable of succeeding in the dual role of university teaching assistant and student. He/she must be open to living with their U.S. student peers in undergraduate or graduate level campus housing and also engaging with faculty and staff with maturity and professionalism.
Please note that dependents are not allowed to travel with scholarship recipients.
To view the complete list of eligibility requirements and documents needed, visit https://buff.ly/2K8IMQU.