In preparation for their upcoming year as Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistants (FLTAs) at colleges and universities across the United States, the 2013 cohort of Fulbright FLTAs recently attended an orientation at Columbia University where they received training in not only teaching methodologies, but also best practices on how to navigate U.S. university and academic culture, as well as their role as cultural ambassadors.
Throughout August, seven Fulbright FLTA orientations are being held at the following institutions: the University of Notre Dame, the University of Pennsylvania, Howard University, Michigan State University, Syracuse University, Stanford University, and Arizona State University.
To gain some insight into what the Fulbright FLTA experience is like, watch the video below featuring interviews with former Fulbright FLTAs.
We would like to wish the more than 400 2013 Fulbright FLTAs all the best as they embark on their Fulbright experiences! Good luck!