Announcing an Opportunity for English Teachers to Study in the United States
The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for the U.S. Government-sponsored Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program. This program directly supports the goals of the U.S.-Iraq Strategic Framework Agreement to enhance mutual understanding and strengthen connections between the people of the United States and Iraq through academic exchange.
The FLTA Program is a nine-month nondegree program that provides young teachers of English an opportunity to refine their teaching skills, increase their English-language proficiency, and expand their knowledge of the society and culture of the United States. Participants will teach Arabic to U.S. students and assist in strengthening foreign language instruction at U.S. colleges and universities. Applicants must be current teachers of English between 21 and 29 years old, and possess a bachelor’s degree at the time of application.
For further details about eligibility requirements and information about the application process, visit the U.S. Embassy website: iraq.usembassy.gov/exchangesprograms.html
There is no cost to apply to the FLTA program. The U.S. Department of State will fully fund academic study, travel, health insurance, housing, and provide a modest living allowance while in the United States for those selected. The application deadline is June30, 2014.