Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Program 2021

Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Program 2021

Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Program 2021

The Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Program places Fulbrighters in classrooms abroad to provide assistance to the local English teachers. ETAs help teach English language while serving as cultural ambassadors for the United States.

Prior teaching experience is not required but helpful. It’s important to note that ETAs are not full‐fledged professors, the program is a professional development opportunity for them to advance their teaching skills and have a positive experience in the host country. There will be additional responsibilities of teaching in the U.S. Embassy American Center and the U.S. funded English Access Microscholarship Program.

Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Program 2021 | Candidate Profile

Self-motivation, flexibility, creativity and autonomy are keys to a successful project. While ETAs are supported by the U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh, they are expected to problem-solve and operate independently to the extent that they can. ETAs are also expected to be cultural ambassadors and promote mutual understanding between people of the United States and Cambodia. ETAs must be willing to learn and respect new cultures and are expected to demonstrate high levels of professionalism.

Placement Type

Secondary School

The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh will arrange placement of ETAs at public secondary schools. Host institutions will have basic facilities such as chalkboard/whiteboard, tables/chairs, and may not have air-conditioning, fans or electricity.

Post will also assist with housing arrangements. Housing situations will vary from one location to another, but will meet the basic needs. Air-conditioning and fridges may be available.  Driving motorbikes in Cambodia is extremely dangerous and therefore not permitted.


Applicants currently residing in Cambodia (or those who will be living there during the 2019-2020 academic year) will not be considered.

Special Application Instructions

Semi-finalists may be contacted for a Skype interview.


Dependent support is not available.

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website


Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact

Linnette D. Franco