Application deadline: October 11, 2022 (at 5:00 p.m. EST)
13 Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Awards
Up to 13 grants are available to recent graduates to serve as Fulbright Fellows at Athens College-Hellenic American Educational Foundation (HAEF) and act as young ambassadors, strengthening the ties between the Foundation and the United States, and providing a cross-cultural educational experience. The role of grantees includes infusing their culture, enthusiasm, ideas, language and knowledge into the school's community.
Grants will begin on September 2, 2024 and conclude on July 15, 2025.
Grant Length: 10.5 months
Pre-Departure and In-Country Orientation
Athens College-HAEF and the Fulbright Foundation in Greece will offer Pre-Departure orientations in June 2024.Grantees are expected in Greece before the beginning of the academic year in late August.
Grantees are required to participate in a two-day orientation program organized by the Fulbright Foundation in Greece in September 2024 and a seminar in Spring 2025.
Athens College encourages enthusiastic, outgoing individuals with a genuine passion for education and a wide spectrum of personal strengths and interests to apply. The Fellowship is open to recent U.S. Bachelor’s and Master’s degree holders with a record of academic excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate level (due to the entry-level nature of the post, the preferred age limit at the time of application is 26.) Majors in Education and English literature and language (including TESOL/TEFL) are preferred, but are not required. Applicants should be open-minded and adaptable to the experience and challenges of living abroad. They should be highly motivated, flexible, willing to be involved in a number of different projects at the same time, and possess a relatively active lifestyle. Past experience should reflect a desire to work with children and teenagers. Some educational experience and/or experience in college counselling and admissions will be favored. This is a highly demanding award. Candidates with relevant work experience are preferred. Placements may require fellows to rotate among grade levels.
Athens College may interview finalists for the Fulbright Fellowship program via online platform or by telephone.
ETAs cannot be accompanied by dependents.
Accepted Degree Levels
Foreign Language Proficiency
Modern Greek proficiency is not required. As part of the Athens College Fellowship Program, grantees can choose to attend a Modern Greek language course, which is offered free of charge. Some study of Modern Greek prior to arrival is encouraged in order to promote deeper engagement with the host community. For this reason, Athens College-HAEF will offer online Modern Greek language lessons before the grantees’ arrival.
Shared furnished housing is provided free of charge by the host institution. This provision also comes with basic kitchen amenities and utensils, cooking and washing facilities, heating and A/C, Wi-Fi and includes basic utilities (landline, water, electricity and building maintenance).
Grantees will be placed at the elementary, middle, or high school level and will be involved in activities through-out the school day (Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.), with the occasional Saturday for specific events. Grantees will participate actively in supervised English classes and/or be assigned to the school's University Applications and Counseling Office and/or the Library, and have the opportunity to interact with a wide range of students. All grantees are also involved as coaches and mentors in the Forensics Club – the School’s largest English language theater and debate club – where they are able to connect with the students in a fun, creative, and supportive setting. At the end of the school year, grantees serve as camp counselors at Athens College’s English language Summer Camp in June-July.
Outside school hours, the Fellowship affords opportunities to explore Greece. Past Fellows have complemented school responsibilities with travel and cultural exploration. Due to the intensive nature of this particular ETA program, however, supplementary projects and/or personal research will not be feasible outside of Athens College related activities.
Dual citizens of this country are eligible
Residency in host country permitted in year prior to grant
Dependent support is NOT available.
ETAs cannot be accompanied by dependents.
Fulbright Program Management Contact
Athens College-Hellenic American Educational Foundation (HAEF) Website
Maria Vergos, Coordinator Fulbright Fellowship Program, Athens College-HAEF,
Benefits vary according to Grant Category. The list below is a summary of benefits for the Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Program:
Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Program
1. Monthly maintenance allowance at 910 USD
2. Round-trip airfare up to 1,500 USD
3. Housing Accommodations (provided by host institution)
4. Modern Greek language lessons (provided by host institution)
5. Accident and Sickness Program for Exchanges (ASPE)
6. Limited group insurance provided by host institution
*Benefits are for grantees only. Dependents are not eligible under this program
Terms and Conditions
Specific terms and conditions apply to all U.S. Fulbright Student programs as outlined by the Fulbright Scholarship Board. A full description of those terms and conditions can be found here
The U.S. Fulbright Student program is administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE) based on an agreement with the U.S. Department of State.
All applicants interested in applying under this Fulbright category must thoroughly review the U.S. Fulbright Student program website and apply there https://us.fulbrightonline.org/