The U.S Office of Palestinian Affairs in Jerusalem Announces
The 2024 Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program
Online Application Deadline: September 1, 2023
The U.S Office of Palestinian Affairs in Jerusalem and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) are pleased to announce the launch of recruitment for the 2024 Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program.
The Fulbright FLTA Program is a nine-month, ECA-funded, non-degree program for early career (not more than seven years of teaching experience) English teachers or professionals in related fields to teach their native language (Arabic) in an American college or university. Candidates who are teachers in the fields of American Studies, Journalism and Media, and American/English Literature will also be considered on a case-by-case basis. In preparation for their return to careers in their home countries at the conclusion of the program, participants have the opportunity to refine their teaching skills, increase their English language proficiency, and extend their knowledge of the society and culture of the United States while serving as teaching assistants for their native language to U.S. students and strengthening foreign language instruction at U.S. colleges and universities. Fulbright FLTA participants also interact with their host communities in conversation groups, extracurricular activities, and community outreach projects. Fulbright FLTA participants must return to their home countries upon completion of the program.
Fulbright FLTA participants may assist in up to 20 hours of language classes per week and are required to enroll in at least two courses per semester, one of which must be in U.S. Studies. Coursework is offered on either an audit or credit basis. Fulbright FLTA participants will also be expected to facilitate cultural events, language clubs, and language tables.
Fulbright FLTA participants may be required to attend a U.S.-based orientation sponsored by ECA during the Summer of 2024 before arriving at their host institutions in August. Fulbright FLTA participants will also be required to attend a mid-year enrichment conference in the United States, hosted by ECA and coordinated by the Institute of International Education (IIE), to share and discuss foreign language teaching best practices and their current teaching experiences with other Fulbright FLTA participants.
International and domestic travel, health insurance, housing, and a living stipend in the United States will be covered for all fellows. All fellows will travel to the United States in an unaccompanied status.
Application Deadline and inquiries:
Application deadline is September 1, 2023. Late and incomplete applications will not be considered.
Interested candidates should apply online using the following link: https://apply.iie.org/flta2024
Please note that a valid passport with an expiration date of no earlier than December 31, 2025 will be required for finalists of the program.
For any questions, please contact:
Jerusalem and West Bank Applicants: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gaza Applicants: email@example.com