Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Program (ETA)

This program invites gifted high schools, universities, and colleges outside Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City throughout Vietnam to apply to host a native English language speaking teaching assistant for one academic year.  The ETA program aims to support English teaching and learning at Vietnamese educational institutions.  ETAs’ responsibilities include teaching English through listening and speaking lessons, as well as cultural exchange programs.

First launched in Vietnam in 2008, the ETA program seeks to foster English learning in Vietnam and provide a cultural exchange between Americans, Vietnamese students, and host institutions to foster mutual understanding and cooperation.  Fulbright ETAs are U.S. college graduates eager to teach English overseas and serve as cultural ambassadors of the United States.

Requirements for host institutions:

Please review the requirements for host institutions of the ETA program in this file.

How to invite a Fulbright ETA to your institution?

Fulbright Program in Vietnam will receive applications from host institutions from early January until the end of February every year.

Please follow these steps to request a Fulbright ETA:

  1. Contact Fulbright Program in Vietnam via vnfulbright@state.gov to receive the request form.
  2. Fill out the form and get an official signature from the school.
  3. Get general approval from provincial People’s Committee if your institution has not hosted any ETA or any American volunteers, specialists, or teachers before.
  4. Send the request form together with the approval from the Provincial People’s Committee (if applicable) to the Fulbright Program in Vietnam via email vnfulbright@state.gov.

SELECTION CRITERIA

Preference is given to those institutions in underserved areas with limited or no prior access to native English speakers. Successful host institutions are those that:

  • Understand the goals and missions of the Fulbright ETA program and have strong commitment to follow through on the Fulbright Program’s requirements.
  • Have clear, realistic goals and expectations about Fulbright ETA’s roles and assignments, and a commitment to utilize ETAs in ways that will promote sustainable activities to help improve English language learning and teaching.
  • Maintain effective communication with the ETAs and Fulbright Program office before and during the ETA’s working time in Vietnam.
  • Be accommodating and supportive to the ETAs during their adjustment to a new working and living environment.

Point of contact:

Ms. Vu Thi Diu, Program Assistant
Fulbright Program in Vietnam
Public Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy, Hanoi
Rose Garden Tower, 170 Ngoc Khanh, Ba Dinh, Hanoi
Tel: +84-24-3850-5000 (Ext 6033)
Fax: +84-24-3850-5120
Email: vnfulbright@state.gov.