USIEF-Fellowship - Flipbook - Page 26
their campuses. FLTA fellows provide teaching
assistance, by serving in various capacities, which
may include teaching up to two classes per
semester, and typically facilitate cultural events,
language clubs and language tables. FLTA fellows
are required to enroll in at least two courses per
semester, one of which must be in U.S. Studies.
As a result of the program, FLTA alumni return
with a high proficiency in English and are able to
speak with authenticity and authority about the
United States, its values and its people.
All FLTA fellows receive a monthly stipend,
health insurance and travel support. U.S. host
institutions provide tuition awards to support the
required coursework. The FLTA program does not
provide J-2 visas for spouses or dependents.
In addition to the General Prerequisites (Page 28), the
applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:
l Be citizens of India. Applicants must be
residing in India throughout the
application, nomination, and selection
l Must clearly demonstrate maturity,
dependability, integrity, and
l Fluency in English is mandatory. A score
of no less than 79-80 on the internet
based TOEFL is required. TOEFL scores
are not required at the time of application.
Candidates recommended by the selection
committee will have to appear for the
TOEFL in November 2021. USIEF will
provide fee vouchers towards the TOEFL
l Indian applicants must have at least a
master's degree by June 2022 with a good
academic record. The master's degree
should be in fields such as English
language, English/American Literature,
American Studies, Linguistics,
Comparative Literature, and related areas.
l A young teacher of English at the college
level or training to become a teacher of
English or is a young professional in a
l Prior teaching experience is preferred.
Important: The FLTA Program is a NON-DEGREE
and non-renewable program and those wishing to
pursue degree studies in the United States should not
apply. All FLTA fellows must return to their home
countries upon completion of the nine-month
program. No extension requests will be supported.
Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant Kanishka Jain participating in a story recitation competition organized by the India
Association of Rhode Island for Humanities Day, Providence, RI