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Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) 2023-2024
May 31, 2022


The U.S. Embassy Libya is pleased to announce the availability of Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) program for young educators to teach Arabic and study in the United States in academic year 2023-2024.

The FLTA program is a nine-month, non-degree experience for early career teachers. FLTA participants teach Arabic at colleges and universities in the United States while simultaneously taking courses in American culture. Teachers of English language, American Studies, and American/English literature – as well as professionals in related fields – are encouraged to apply.

Successful applicants must:

  • Be teachers (with no more than seven years work experience) or in training to become teachers
  • Have the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree by June 1, 2023
  • Demonstrate fluency in English
  • Demonstrate proficiency in speaking, writing, and teaching Modern Standard Arabic

To apply, submit the online application on this link: https://apply.iie.org/FLTA2023 no later than August 12, 2022. Be sure to upload all required documents. Incomplete and late applications will NOT be reviewed. Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Candidates whose applications include plagiarism – even just a few words – will be immediately disqualified.

Plagiarism Agreement:

Carefully review the Plagiarism Agreement and indicate your acceptance of the terms by selecting ‘Yes ’or ‘No’.
Plagiarism in any part of your application will result in your disqualification from participating in the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program.
Plagiarism will be understood to include any of the following:
Presenting wording, statistics or concepts as your own which should be attributed to someone else or to publications (online or offline). This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Copying the exact wording of a written source
  • Presenting material with alterations in wording
  • Paraphrasing the content of a source without citation

It is expected that your responses to all questions in the following application will be your own work and writing, with clear citation of secondary sources if describing academic work and the writing of others (including one’s own previously published work). Any sources used in the construction of your responses must be clearly cited.

Fulbright policies have identified that the following persons are ineligible for grants during, and for a period ending one year following, the termination of such employment, association, or service:

a. Employees of U.S. missions abroad who work for the U.S. Department of State or the U.S. Agency for International Development. This provision includes all employees, paid or unpaid (including part-time or temporary employees, consultants, externs, fellows and contract employees). This provision does not apply to interns;

b. Board members or staff of a Fulbright Commission;

c. Officers of an organization, in the United States or abroad, including members of boards of trustees or similar governing bodies, and individuals otherwise associated with the organization, wherein the organization and the individuals are responsible for nominating or selecting individuals for participation in any exchange program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs;

d. Immediate families (spouses and dependent children) of individuals described in paragraphs a-c. This provision does not disqualify self-supporting children who live apart from their parents.

Please note that ECA interprets the above policy (FFSB 525.1.c) to include all employees or contractors (paid and unpaid) of cooperating agencies responsible for nomination and selection of any ECA-sponsored exchange program. Accordingly, current employees of IIE, AMIDEAST, etc., or those who have not passed one year since the end of employment in said organizations, are deemed ineligible for participation in the FLTA program.

For more information on the FLTA program, please send an email to LibyaUSAexchanges@state.gov or visit the following website: http://foreign.fulbrightonline.org/about/fulbright-flta.

Check the embassy’s online resources here for more information on the Fulbright and other exchange programs.