Fulbright FLTA Program

The Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program is sponsored by the United States Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). As part of the Fulbright Foreign Student Program, the Fulbright FLTA Program is designed to develop Americans' knowledge of foreign cultures and languages by supporting teaching assistantships in more than 35 languages at hundreds of U.S. institutions of higher education. The program offers educators from over 55 countries the opportunity to develop their professional skills and gain first-hand knowledge of the U.S., its culture and its people.

Since 2006, Penn Language Center has coordinated the placement of Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistants to enrich language programs in various departments in the School of Arts and Sciences. PLC encourages the entire Penn community to utilize their many talents and cultural expertise.


Current Fulbright FLTAs

For the 2023-2024 academic year, PLC is pleased to welcome:

  • Aziz Ghannaj, Fulbright FLTA in Arabic from Morocco
  • Anna Semkina, Fulbright FLTA in Russian from Russia
  • Deo Mar Suasin, Fulbright FLTA in Filipino from the Philippines
  • Veronika Sumiatina, Fulbright FLTA in Ukrainian from Ukraine
  • Sadettin Ture, Fulbright FLTA in Turkish from Turkey
  • Ratchaneekorn Uamsiri, Fulbright FLTA in Thai from Thailand
  • Eka Citra Wardani, Indonesian FLTA from Indonesia

Fulbright FLTA Experience

The 2022-2023 Fulbright FLTA cohort created the posters below to illustrate their experience.


Resources for Penn Fulbright FLTAs

FLTAs who do not yet have a Pennkey login may refer to this document for getting started at Penn. Additional resources are posted on the Fulbright FLTA Canvas site.