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U.S. English Language Teaching Assistantships in Austria

January 15, 2017
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The Austrian government’s U.S. English Language Teaching Assistantship Program provides opportunities for U.S. college graduates to work for a year as linguistic and cultural ambassadors in secondary schools throughout Austria.  Placements involve approximately 15 hours of teaching each week, under the guidance of a licensed teacher and a program supervisor.  Teaching assistants attend an orientation program before the school year starts and receive a monthly stipend of about €1,100, after deductions for health insurance and income tax.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens, have a bachelor’s degree by the time they would take up their positions, and ideally have career interests in education or public service.  Prospective teachers of foreign languages or of English as a second or other language are especially encouraged to apply.  All applicants must have a working knowledge of German.  Approximately 130 applicants are selected for the program each year.

Note:  This program is virtually identical to the Fulbright U.S. Student Programs English Teaching Assistantships in Austria but is administered as a distinct program.