Application period opens: March 31, 2021
Application deadline: October 12, 2021 (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 1, 2022 and conclude on July 15, 2023.
Grant Length: 10 months.
Grantees are required to participate in a two-day orientation program organized by the Fulbright Foundation in Greece in September 2022 and a seminar in Spring 2023.
No Pre-Departure Orientation
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.
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.
Shared furnished housing is provided free of charge by the host institution. This provision also comes with basic amenities such as heating and WiFi and includes necessary utilities.
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 ample time and opportunity 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
- US citizenship is required for application. Grantees who are dual nationals of both Greece and the US are eligible to apply. However, preference will be given to those candidates who have minimal exposure to the host country
- All candidates must receive an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution prior to the start of the grant term
For a full description of eligibility requirements please review the grant category you are interested in and also visit the Fulbright US Student Program website https://us.fulbrightonline.org/about/eligibility
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
- Monthly maintenance allowance of 860 USD
- Housing provided by HAEF, the host institution
- Round-trip air fare from place of residence in the U.S. to Greece and back up to 1500 USD
- Modern Greek Language lessons provided by HAEF, the host institution
- Accident and Sickness Program for Exchanges (ASPE). Provided by the U.S. Department of State
- Additional health insurance coverage provided by HAEF, the 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/