Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program - FLTA

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The Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). As part of the Fulbright Foreign Student Program, the Fulbright FLTA Program is designed to develop Americans’ knowledge of foreign cultures and languages by supporting teaching assistantships in over 30 languages at hundreds of U.S. institutions of higher education.

The program offers educators from over 50 countries the opportunity to develop their professional skills and gain first-hand knowledge of the U.S., its culture and its people.

Who are Fulbright FLTAs?

Applicants must demonstrate maturity, dependability, integrity, and professionalism. FLTA applicants should be energetic, early career educators capable of succeeding in the dual role of teaching assistant and student. They 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.

In order to apply to be an FLTA, you must have the following qualifications:

  • The equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree

  • Enthusiasm about teaching Arabic language and culture to U.S. students

  • Leadership skills & independence

  • The ability to motivate Arabic language learners and an eagerness to represent your society in the U.S

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