2023 Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program

The 2023 Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) program is now accepting applications. This fellowship offers young teachers and graduate students the opportunity 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. FLTA participants will assist in up to twenty hours of language classes a week and will also be expected to facilitate in-person or virtual cultural events, language clubs, and language tables. The best candidates are early career English teachers or professionals in related fields such as translation. Candidates from the following fields will also be considered on a case-by-case basis: American Studies, Journalism and Media, and American/English Literature.
The J. William Fulbright Program sponsors a nine-month, non-degree program at colleges and universities in the United States. Award recipients teach Arabic and enroll in at least two courses each semester, one of which must be American Studies. The fellowship covers all fees for: visa application, airfare, tuition, health insurance, room and board, and a monthly stipend for incidental expenses.
Prospective FLTAs should be aware that flexibility will be required due to possible COVID-19-related adjustments to the 2023-24 academic year, including the requirement to teach remotely and assist with online teaching responsibilities.

To apply for this program, interested candidates must complete an online application. Read the instructions available here (482KB) carefully before completing the FLTA application. If applicants have taken the TOEFL or a similar English proficiency exam, scores should be included with a minimum Institutional TOEFL (Local ITP) score of 550, or its iBT 79-80, or IELTS 6.0 equivalent. While TOEFL scores are NOT required to apply, finalists will be required to take the TOEFL prior to entering the program (qualifying applicants may apply for fee waivers).

Successful applicants must:

  • Lebanese citizens or long-term Palestinian residents in Lebanon. A U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident (green card holder) are not eligible to apply for the FLTA program.
  • Be teachers (with no more than seven years work experience) or in training to become teachers
  • Have the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree by June 1, 2023
  • Demonstrate fluency in English
  • Demonstrate proficiency in speaking, writing, and teaching Modern Standard Arabic
  • Have little to no prior experience in the U.S.
  • Be eager to serve as cultural ambassadors for Lebanon and enthusiastic about discovering American culture and engaging in their American host communities
  • Must be open to living with U.S. student peers in undergraduate or graduate level campus housing.
  • Reside in Lebanon throughout the nomination and selection process
  • Return to Lebanon immediately following the FLTA program
  • Applicants have to successfully complete all the steps of the assessment and selection process and successfully finalize all required procedures.

Preference will be given to applicants without significant recent experience in the U.S. and/or overseas.
Candidates can access the online application at https://apply.iie.org/FLTA2023
Application deadline: July 25, 2022.
Incomplete and late applications will be ineligible.
Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Candidates whose applications include plagiarism – even just a few words – will be immediately disqualified.