A 9-month, non-degree program for people who are passionate about cultural exchange & teaching Arabic as a second language in the United States.
The last day to apply for the 2021 application cycle was June 30th
February 1, 2021
June 30, 2021
The Fulbright FLTA is a non-degree award that is for one academic year (approximately 9-10 months) nonrenewable opportunity.
As a Fulbright FLTA, you would be able to engage in a meaningful cultural exchange opportunity on a U.S. university or college campus, while at the same time expanding your educational skills, increasing your English proficiency, and promoting mutual understanding through engaging with American students and getting involved in local communities.
Each FLTA grantee will have the chance to be a primary or assistant teacher in an Arabic class at a U.S. University, while also being a student enrolled in two courses per semester.
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Application and Nomination Timeline
Applicants should meet the following eligibility criteria to apply for this scholarship program:
For additional FLTA information visit on eligibility please visit this webpage.
Who is ineligible to apply for this competition?
Please Note: Submitted letters of recommendation are confidential documents and may not be viewed or retrieved by the applicant at any stage to access and download the "Fulbright Letter of Reference Form", Click here.
Applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, status as a parent, protected genetic information, or sexual orientation.
To apply for this scholarship, you need to fill out an online application during the open cycle, The Fulbright Commission in Jordan only accepts online applications for this scholarship.
- The online application portal is a user-friendly system through which you will create an account and fill-out your application form for this competition as well as upload any needed documents, you can create an account, and start your application through this link: https://apply.iie.org/flta2022
- Instructions on how to complete your application can be found HERE.
No applications will be accepted after the extended deadline of June 30th, 2021.
Fulbright Students enter the United States on an Exchange Visitor (J-1) visa, under a Department of State exchange program, and are subject to the two-year home-country residency requirement, at the end of their award in the U.S.
According to Merriam Webster Dictionary, Plagiarism is “an act of copying the ideas or words of another person without giving credit to that person.”
The FLTA Program seeks applicants that have developed a sense of personal integrity and are original thinkers. Copying someone else's writing, whether on the internet, from a book or friend is considered plagiarism. Any quoted words or sentences should include a citation. Applicants that are found to have plagiarized in their application will be disqualified and barred from applying.
Ref Plagiarism: Candidates are highly encouraged to watch this YouTube video.
Important Note: Prospective Fulbright participants should be aware that public health conditions, availability of consular services and travel, as well as U.S. institutional operating status and policies may affect their ability to travel to the U.S. and participate in academic programs.
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The Binational Fulbright Commission in Jordan strives to ensure that its efforts reflect the diversity of both, Jordanian and American societies. The Commission seeks and encourages the involvement of people from traditionally underrepresented audiences in all its scholarships, grants, programs and other higher educational exchange activities and its workforce and workplace. Opportunities are open to people regardless of their race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, geographic location, socio-economic status, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity. The Commission is committed to fairness, equity and inclusion.
Q: When is the final FLTA award selections announced?
A:The applications will be reviewed and determined by the Commission’s Selection Review Committee (SRC) approximately five months from the final date of receiving applications (June 30th).
Q: Do the applicants need to sit for the TOEFL?
A: Yes, the applicants need to sit for the unofficial TOEFL - ITP test and obtain a minimum score of 550.
Q: Does the applicant need to be nominated by a university or an institution in order to apply?
A: No, The Fulbright scholarship competition is open to all qualified Jordanian applicants. Your home university or institution may wish to nominate you but this will have no bearing on the selection process.
Q: Does the applicant need to be in a certain field of study to be able to apply for the FLTA Program?
A: Yes, applicants should be a Teacher of English or pursuing higher studies as a teacher of English. Moreover, applicants will be considered from the following disciplines with prior teaching experience:
Q: Do the applicants get to choose where they will be placed - at which university - in the U.S.?
A: No, the FLTA grantees will be placed in a U.S. university through a matching system determined by Institute for International Education (IIE) in New York based on the applicants’ experience, academic background and other factors included in the FLTA's application.
Q: Can someone with a US citizenship or green card (residency) apply for a Fulbright grant?
A: No, any one applying for a Fulbright grant must not be a US citizen or hold a green card (residency). Applicants with active applications for permanent residency or the diversity visa lottery will not be considered.
Q: What are the chances of an applicant who meets all the requirements?
A: The chances of the applicant will greatly depend on the competition with other applicants. Thus, it is difficult to determine one’s chances for an FLTA award.
Q: What is the length of the FLTA Program in the U.S.?
A: The FLTA Program is a non-degree, nine month program.