Fully Funded Fulbright Exchange Program for Egyptian English Teachers in the US 2021

Date limite : 01 juin 2020

Organisation à but non lucratif: Fulbright Egypt

Niveau d'études: Etudiant

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Fully Funded Fulbright Exchange Program for Egyptian English Teachers in the US 2021

Fulbright Egypt invites applications for the "Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA)" program. The program provides early career teachers of English as a foreign language, or of related fields such as American Studies, or English/American Literature, the opportunity to refine their teaching skills, increase their English language proficiency and broaden their knowledge of the society and culture of the United States, while strengthening the instruction of foreign languages at colleges and universities in the United States. Assistants from Egypt help teaching of Arabic at select U.S. universities during their nine-month non-degree grant beginning in August/September 2021. The participants also interact with their host communities in conversation groups, extracurricular activities, and community outreach projects.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Egyptian citizenship; holders of U.S. green cards and/or passports are ineligible to apply
  • Applicants must reside in Egypt starting from the application process and throughout the selection, placement and pre-departure processes
  • Early career teachers or those training to become teachers of English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) or English as a Second Language (ESL), or of American Studies, English/American literature, Linguistics, or Journalism and Media Studies, who have a maximum of 7 years’ teaching experience
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Fluency in spoken and written English with a minimum Institutional TOEFL (Local ITP) score of 550, or its iBT 79-80, or IELTS 6.0 equivalent
  • Preference will be given to applicants without significant recent experience in the U.S. and/or overseas
  • Applications from teachers in the fields of journalism and media studies will also be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Applicants have to successfully complete all the steps of the application, assessment, and selection process and successfully finalize all required procedures.
  • The following persons and their immediate family members (i.e. spouses and children) are ineligible to apply during and for a period ending one year following the termination of such employment: employees of the U.S. Department of State; local employees of the U.S. missions abroad who work for the U.S. Department of State and/or the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID); employees at organizations implementing exchange programs for the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the Department of State; as well as Board Members or staff of a Fulbright Commission or their families.
  • FLTA fellows provide teaching assistance by serving in various capacities, which may include teaching up to two Arabic classes at host institutions per semester, and typically facilitating cultural events, language clubs, and language tables. FLTA fellows are required to enroll in at least two courses per semester, one of which must be in U.S. Studies
  • The FLTA is a nine-month, non-degree program that is non-renewable. No dependents are allowed to accompany fellows on this program
  • The FLTA Program seeks applicants that have developed a sense of personal integrity and are original thinkers. Copying someone else’s writing, whether from the internet, from a book or friend is considered plagiarism. Any quoted words or sentences should include a citation. An applicant who is found to have plagiarized in any form (including unintentional or accidental plagiarism) in his or her application will be disqualified.

Benefits:

  • International travel.
  • Monthly stipend.
  • Health benefits coverage.
  • The FLTA Program promotes cross-cultural understanding in the U.S. and in the home countries of the FLTA fellows. U.S. universities benefit from the presence of a native speaker on their campuses.
  • U.S. host institutions provide tuition awards to support the required coursework.

About Fulbright-Egypt:

Fulbright Egypt is one of several United States Cultural Exchange programs whose goal is to improve intercultural relations, cultural diplomacy and intercultural competence between the people of the United States and other countries through the exchange of persons, knowledge, and skills. It is one of the most competitive fellowship programs in the world, and it was founded by the senator J. William Fulbright in 1946 and is considered one of the most widely recognized scholarships, as it provides 8,000 grants annually.

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Pays hôte: États-Unis

Pays éligible: Egypte

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