The ETA program is designed for individuals with limited teaching experience but a demonstrated interest in teaching. Applicants with “too much” teaching experience, such as graduate students who taught for a time before entering their graduate program or alums who have served as Teach for America volunteers, may be considered over qualified and therefore not selected. What constitutes “too much” teaching experience seems to vary by country – when it doubt, ask!
If you are awarded a Fulbright ETA, remember you may not have control over the part of the country in which you are placed although you can often express preferences. Many countries do not place ETAs in capital cities. If you are very focused on being in a specific city, Fulbright ETA is not a good program choice.
Click here to see the questions that will be answered by your recommenders. Note: they will not be writing you a typical letter of recommendation!