U.S. Embassy Dhaka is pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2023-2024 Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program. Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program aimed to foster mutual understanding between the United States and other countries around the world. The Fulbright FLTA Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and is administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE).
The Fulbright FLTA program provides scholarships for highly-motivated early career Bangladeshi educational professionals working in English language and other related fields (e.g., American studies, Journalism and Media, American/English Literature, and Bangla language instructors) to teach Bangla at U.S. higher education institutions (e.g., college or university). This nine-month non-degree program provides Bangladeshi academics and professionals with an excellent professional development opportunity to refine their skills, increase their English language proficiency, and enhance their knowledge of the United States. Fulbright FLTA fellows typically teach Bangla language classes to American and international students worldwide. Fellows and their students will have a unique opportunity to learn about each other’s cultures and societies. Fulbright FLTA participants may assist in up to twenty hours of language classes a week and are required to enroll in at least two courses per semester, one of which must be in U.S. Studies. Coursework is offered on either an audit or credit basis. Fulbright FLTA participants will also be expected to facilitate cultural events, language clubs, discussion groups, and language tables and interact with their host community through conversation groups, extracurricular activities, and community outreach projects. Since 2006, nearly 50 Bangladeshi academics have participated in this flagship educational exchange.