College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
The School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies
Saturday, August 10 - Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Welcome to the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Summer Orientation at the University of Arizona. The Fulbright FLTA program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE). The Fulbright FLTA Program is designed to develop Americans' knowledge of foreign cultures and languages by supporting teaching assistantships in over 30 languages at hundreds of U.S. institutions of higher education. The program offers educators from over 50 countries the opportunity to develop their professional skills and gain first-hand knowledge of the U.S., its culture and its people. For more information, visit THE FULBRIGHT PROGRAM.
The orientation is hosted by the School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies (MENAS) located at the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) at the University of Arizona. This FLTA Summer Orientation aims to provide FLTAs with an introduction to the academic and social cultures of the U.S. institutions, a platform for networking with fellow FLTAs and facilitation of their transition into the program. The Fulbright FLTA Summer Orientation Program is designed to help prepare grantees for the challenge of entering a new academic system as a teaching assistant or principal teacher and as a student. The summer orientation program will provide the grantees with an introduction to the academic and social cultures of U.S. institutions, preparation for teaching in U.S. language classrooms, and the opportunity to network with fellow grantees. The grantees will become acquainted with the environment of a U.S. university or college campus; receive an overview of Fulbright goals and policies, an introduction to the latest best practices in the field of language instruction, exposure to student life and guidance in developing an understanding of U.S. social values.
FLTA Pre-Departure Checklist:
1) Review the website.
2) Complete two surveys - one concerning your travel information (please complete once you have finalized your travel itinerary) and the other regarding basic information and dietary preferences.
Survey 1: Basic information and dietary preferences Take the Survey
Survey 2: Travel Itinerary Take the Survey
3) Packing Tips.
FAQs: For more tips about packing your luggage, Please visit FAQs
4) Media Release Form.
Consent Form: Please sign the following form and send back to us, Download Here
Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions! You can contact us at AZfulbrightflta@email.arizona.edu
We are looking forward to welcoming you to the orientation!