The Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistantships (FLTA)

The Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistantships (FLTA)

The Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistantships (FLTA) program allows current English teachers or student in their final year in an institution of higher education studying to be an English teacher to gain teaching experience on U.S. university campuses up to 20 hours per week while taking two courses per semester. Fellows are expected to interact with their host community in conversation groups and to get involved in extracurricular activities and community outreach projects.

FLTA participants will be required to attend a U.S.-based orientation before arriving at their host institutions in August, and a mid-year enrichment conference in the United States, coordinated by the Institute of International Education (IIE), to share and discuss foreign language teaching best practices and their current teaching experiences with other FLTA participants.

Program duration – 9 months.


  • Applicants must be Russian citizens and must reside in Russia throughout the nomination and selection process. Please note that U.S. citizenship and dual U.S.-Russian citizens as well as those who applied for permanent residency or diversity visa lottery are not eligible for the program participation.
  • Applicants must be teachers of English or in training to become teachers of English, and at minimum possess the equivalent of a U.S. Bachelor’s degree by June 2023 to allow time to submit an official transcript prior to the start of the FLTA Program; Master’s degrees are highly desirable at many institutions.
  • Fluency in English is mandatory, demonstrated by a score of no less than 79-80 (internet based TOEFL – IBT) or 6.0 (overall score International English Language Testing System – IELTS).
  • Applicants must demonstrate maturity, dependability, integrity, and professionalism. Material misrepresentation (e.g., plagiarism) at any time during the application or grant period is grounds for selection withdrawal or grant termination, as well as ineligibility for future participation.
  • Due to the structure of the Fulbright FLTA Program, FLTA applicants should be 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.

Recruitment for 2023-2024 Fulbright Program is over. The call for applications for the 2024-2025 academic year will be announced later.

More info and online application form can be found on the Fulbright Program website.


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