|Initial Bowdoin Deadline:||September 13, 2013 (noon) (Includes References and Evaluations)
|Campus Interview:||September 17 - 20 and 23 - 26, 2013 (anticipated)
|Final Bowdoin Deadline:||October 10, 2013 (noon)
|Campus Contact:||Cindy Stocks, Director of Student Fellowships and Research|
*Information derived from http://us.fulbrightonline.org
Resources for Fulbright Applicants:
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program aims to increase mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and other countries through the exchange of persons, knowledge and skills. In most cases, an English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) places a Fulbrighter in a classroom abroad to provide assistance to teachers of English to non-native English-speakers. English Teaching Assistants help teach English language while serving as cultural ambassadors for U.S. culture. (The age and academic level of classroom students varies by country, ranging from kindergarten to university level.) At the same time, U.S. participants are encouraged to conduct community work, gain from intensive cross-cultural interactions, and possibly increase their own language skills and knowledge of the host country. Applicants for English Teaching Assistantships can apply to only one country. Consult this table for details on specific country requirements and numbers of awards.
ETA grants, which are offered in approximately 70 different countries, vary greatly by country. See the Participating Country Summary for details on placements, responsibilities and opportunities for research or coursework. All Fulbright ETA affiliations will be made by either the Fulbright Commission or the Public Affairs Section at the U.S. Embassy in the host country.
Last year, the overall funding rate for ETA program was approximately 22%.
English Teaching Assistantship grantees will be provided with round-trip transportation; maintenance for the academic year; supplemental health and accident coverage; tuition assistance, in some cases; and language or orientation programs, where appropriate.
An overview of eligibility requirements are listed below; however applicants should visit the "Eligibility" portion of the Fulbright website for complete details.
Bowdoin's Initial Application Process.
Parts B - E
Pages 1 to 5
|Statement of Grant Purpose (one typed, single-spaced page). Please see "Tips for ETA Applicants" on the Fulbright website for guidance and formatting instructions.
|Online Application Pages 7-8
||Letters of Affiliation**. (Not applicable to English Teaching Assistants)
|Personal Statement (one typed, single-spaced page). Please see "Tips for ETA Applicants" on the Fulbright website for guidance and formatting instructions.
|Language Self Evaluation** (Form 7).
|Critical Language Enhancement Award Supplementary Form** (Form 7A). Will follow Personal Statement, if applicant answers "yes" to Preliminary Question #4.|
|Form 11**||Creative and Performing Arts Supplementary Materials Form** (will follow pages listed above, if applicant answers 'yes' to Preliminary Question #5)|
|Transcript(s). Uploads of official transcripts from all post-secondary schools. Please see "Tips for ETA Applicants" for more detailed instructions.
Part F (References and Evaluation)
**Indicates "if applicable"
Bowdoin is required to rate all Bowdoin applicants (scale is from 1 - 4; 1 = exceptional, 4 = not recommended); this is accomplished through a brief interview. If all of the above materials are submitted on time, you will be scheduled for a campus interview. Once the interview is complete, it is your responsibility to continue revising your application in preparation for the final submission (see "Final Bowdoin deadline" above).
Materials for Final Application. By the "Final Bowdoin Deadline" (see above) applicants must electronically submit their completed Fulbright application. Please note that the "Final Bowdoin Deadline" is several days earlier than the submission deadline posted on the Fulbright website to allow the Office of Student Fellowships and Research the needed time to process your application before releasing it to Fulbright. Without exception, Bowdoin students are expected to meet the "Final Bowdoin Deadline." A complete Fulbright ETA application includes:
|Forms 1 - 3||Basic Data|
|Form 4||Student Record Form|
|Form 5||Statement of Grant Purpose|
|Form 6||Personal Statement|
|Form 7**||Language Self-Evaluation|
|Form 7A**||Critical Language Enhancement Award Supplementary Form**|
|Form 8**||Foreign Language Evaluation**|
||(3) ETA Reference Forms|
|Uploads of unofficial transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended (this includes study-abroad institutions).|
**Indicates if applicable
Samantha Burns '13
Samantha graduated with a double major in English and government. A leader in the Outing Club, her adventurous spirit has led her to an English Teaching Assistantship in Turkey. While in Turkey, Samantha will teach English at a University and, having studied classical, jazz, and composition piano from childhood, informally share her love of music. After her Fulbright experience, Samantha hopes to pursue a career in academia. (Read More)
Daniel Ertis '13
A classical studies major and an English minor, Daniel looks forward to combining his academic interests with his passion for education when teaching at the Hellenic American Educational Foundation (HAEF) outside of Athens. Having worked as both a Writing Assistant and a member of the Residential Life staff while at Bowdoin, Daniel plans to expand on his passions for language and community, hoping that his time at HAEF will provide a stimulating intellectual environment and a unique leadership experience. Upon completion of his ETA, Daniel will pursue either secondary or higher education teaching opportunities. (Read More)