About the Program

Fifty additional French Government English teaching assistantships will be awarded directly through the French Ministry of Education. These awards are not Fulbright grants nor will they be administered by the Fulbright Commission in France. Recommended candidates will be required to submit a French Government application; instructions will be sent to them in mid-January. Grantees will be placed as assistant- teachers in English classes at French schools. Recommended applicants will be able to state placement preferences when completing the required French Government application.

Conversational French is essential. A minimum of two years of study of French at the university level is necessary.

Grant length is October 1 to at least April 30.


Candidates at all degree levels are accepted. Future teachers are preferred. Candidates should be articulate, enjoy working with young people, and have initiative. Experience in teaching or working with children is a plus. Strong preference is given to unmarried candidates with no dependents under 30 years of age.


Personal funds to cover expenses are needed for the first 4 to 6 weeks of the grant.

No travel allowance is provided.

More about the French Government Teaching Assistantship Program.