Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Fulbright Program

Fulbright Program

Official Site
Organizer: Institute of International Education
Wikipedia: Here. Facebook: Here.

Official Program Objective: "The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or English Teaching Assistantships. A candidate will submit a Statement of Grant Purpose defining activities to take place during one academic year in a country outside the U.S. During their grants, Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences."

Program Eligibility: American citizens who are recent university graduates, graduate students, or young professionals. Note: Dual US-Taiwanese citizens are NOT eligible to hold the award in Taiwan.

Number of Participants: 10

Program Duration: 10 months beginning in September.

Cost: Living costs and a research subsidy.

Admission Difficulty: Highly competitive

Repeat Participants? An ETA alumnus may apply for a study award, provided two years have elapsed since their participation.

The Low-Down: Described as the "US Rhodes Scholarship", this one-year funded exchange program is the most prestigious award on this site. Outside of Taiwan, the award may be held at over 100 countries worldwide, including Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, and Viet Nam. The Fulbright Foundation also funds the Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA), which allows grantees to spend a year teaching English in the Taiwanese elementary school system as a teaching assistant. If you're interested in spending a year teaching English to kids, you may want to look into this.

Related Links:
Link : 2009 ETA Participant Blog
Link : 2010 ETA Participant Blog
Link : 2012 Calvin College ETA Participant Article

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