The Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) program in Taiwan aims to promote English language instruction in Taiwan and to provide cultural exchange opportunities for U.S. ETAs and the people in Taiwan. Fulbright ETA grantees in Taiwan will be full-time teaching assistants at one or more elementary schools or junior high schools assisting local English teachers. For the 2013-2014 Fulbright ETA Program in Taiwan, there are 16 ETA grantees teaching in Yilan County, 11 teaching in Kaohsiung City, 10 teaching in Taichung City, 16 teaching in Kinmen County, and 3 teaching in Taipei City.
- To assist local English teachers teaching English in schools.
- To provide local students with better English learning environment in which they can interact with native speakers of English.
- To enable U.S. Fulbright grantees to gain teaching experience and to learn the languages and culture of Taiwan.
Selection and Application Process
Preliminary selection for these awards, from among applicants all over the United States, is conducted by the Institute of International Education (IIE, www.iie.org) in New York City. A panel of applicants selected by IIE are then sent to the Foundation for Scholarly Exchange (FSE) for the final screening and selection by the FSE’s Selection Committee.
Applications must be completed approximately one year before the year students plan to come to Taiwan. For further details about current eligibility requirements and the application process, contact the Fulbright Program Adviser on your campus, if you are presently enrolled at a university. At-large students should contact the IIE regional office nearest them:
U.S. Department of State Fulbright / U.S. Student Programs
809, United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017-3580
Phone: (212) 984-5330; Website: www.iie.org
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