English Teaching Assistantships (ETA)

The Fulbright Commission awards English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) grants for American students to Belgium and Luxembourg. Grants are for nine months, from mid-September through mid-June.

Candidates to the ETA Program in Belgium and Luxembourg should be well-rounded, articulate, and have the initiative required to teach English conversation and American culture in Belgian/Luxembourgish universities and/or secondary schools. Preference is given to candidates who demonstrate initiative to plan and integrate cultural events into their lesson plans and who will continue to promote positive relations between their host country and the United States upon their return. Previous teaching experience is welcome.


More information on eligibility and detailed information can be found below.

For applicants to Belgium: https://us.fulbrightonline.org/countries/selectedprogram/125

For applicants to Luxembourg: https://us.fulbrightonline.org/countries/selectedprogram/219


U.S. applicants to the Fulbright Program in Belgium and Luxembourg apply through IIE. To learn more about the application process, please visit https://us.fulbrightonline.org/applicants/getting-started


Meghan Briggs, ETA to Thomas More University College (2016-2017): “My Fulbright ETA grant experience has been both professionally rewarding and somewhat unexpected. I applied for the grant to gain experience working in international education and also, in part, to practice my French. Despite these expectations, when I learned about my placement in Flanders, the Dutch-speaking region of Belgium, I decided to see where the experience would take me, and I never regretted it. In the end, I got an opportunity I never otherwise would have to learn about a completely new language and culture, which has contributed so much to my professional and personal development while in Belgium”.

Katie Williams, ETA to the University of Mons (2010-2011): “Now a graduate teaching associate in the English department at the University of Tennessee, I still find myself relying on practical knowledge I acquired during my time in Belgium. Having already developed a course curriculum, prepared lectures, led classroom discussions, and graded written assignments as an ETA, I felt prepared to begin teaching college composition courses in the fall.”