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Award - U.S. English Teaching Assistant

For Americans

U.S. professionals will have access to grants for research and teaching activities or English teaching assistantships at a Colombian institution.


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Fulbright Award

U.S. - English Teaching Assistant


SubcategoryEnglish Language Teaching

<span>Deadline: </span><span>
October 10, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)</span>

Deadline: October 10, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)


The Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Program (ETA), in collaboration with the Ministry of National Education and ICETEX, will offer up to 60 Fulbright ETA awards for the 2024-2025 academic year in Colombia. The Fulbright ETA Program aims to strengthen English language instruction at Colombian Post-Secondary and/or Tertiary Education Institutions by establishing the presence of native speakers. At the same time, U.S. participants benefit from the intensive cross-cultural interaction and international educational and/or research opportunities provided at the host institution.

The grant period corresponds to the academic year, August 2024 to May 2025, for ten (10) months (one academic year). Changes to or deferrals of the grant period are not allowed. Fulbright Colombia offers grantees the opportunity to extend their grants in Colombia for a second academic year through the “Senior ETA Program”. Senior ETAs receive the same benefits as they did in their first year, including round-trip airfare.

Senior ETAs are assigned to a different host institution, based on the experience gained during their first year and their academic profile. Instead of the Supplementary Project, Senior ETAs act as mentors for new grantees.

The new-year ETA grantee will be assigned to a specific academic institution based on the candidate’s academic profile and the specific needs of the host institution. ETAs will be assigned as language-teaching assistants for up to 30 hours per week (20 hours for lessons and class activities and 10 hours for planning). Responsibilities may include giving presentations on different topics related to the United States, preparing classroom activities, and/or encouraging Colombian students to communicate in English.

Also, new-year ETA grantees are required to engage in a social/volunteer project related to their personal, career, and/or educational interests (approximately 10 to 15 hours per week are to be spent on this project). They should keep in mind that these activities should be flexible concerning geographic location.

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For questions related to the Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Program in Colombia, please email the Educational Counseling division at the Fulbright Commission in Colombia at 


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Candidate Profile

Candidates with strong teaching experience or those who have worked with young adults are preferred. Also, candidates with undergraduate degrees in Education, English, Spanish, or Applied Linguistics are preferred, especially those with TESOL, TSL, or TEFL degrees. Educational Institutions in Colombia want ETAs to be native English speakers to improve both the English level and proficiency of students, teachers, and administrative staff, as well as the Language Teaching capabilities of its English teachers and instructors.

A successful experience for ETAs is deeply related to strong intercultural abilities, adaptation skills, flexibility, resilience, and a willingness to teach others. As the ETA program in Colombia is very diverse in terms of the host institutions, grantees may encounter diverse challenges not only in intercultural aspects but also in their professional experience. The demands and needs of each language program/department/campus may vary, even on a single campus.



  • U.S. citizens holding dual U.S.-Colombian citizenship are eligible.
  • Residency in the host country is permitted in the year prior to the grant.
  • Grantees with dual U.S. and Colombian nationality are required by Colombian law to enter the country on a Colombian passport.
  • Hold a B.S. B.A. degree, or be currently enrolled in a master’s program. Applicants with degrees in English, Spanish, Education, or TEFL/Applied Linguistics, with some teaching or tutoring experience, are highly desired.
  • Proficient in spoken and written Spanish.
  • Must be in Colombia during the academic year, from the last week of July through May 31.

For more information, please visit the applicable page to verify eligibility and ineligibility requirements:


This Grant is administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE) in the United States. Information about the application process, application instructions, and a link to the application forms are available at 

You can also contact:

IIE Team

Western Hemisphere

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Institute of International Education

Fulbright Colombian Commission

Educational Consulting

If you are an Educational Institution interested in applying for the Grant, and want to have the opportunity to receive Fulbright ETA assistants, we invite you to visit the following link There, you will find the corresponding information to apply and the deadline to meet the requirements.

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