Each year, more than 140 college graduates from the United States teach in Austria under the auspices of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education and Women’s Affairs (BMBF) Foreign Language Teaching Assistantship Program. The purpose of this program, which draws assistants not only from the English-speaking world but also from France, Italy, Russia, and Spain, is to bring talented and enthusiastic young people from abroad into the classrooms of secondary schools in communities large and small all over Austria. Ultimately, it is the job of these native speakers as teaching assistants to make learning a foreign language a lively cross-cultural encounter for their students.

Teaching assistants receive a monthly gross salary of €1,440 from which deductions for compulsory health and accident insurance and Austrian income tax are made. Teaching assistants do not receive any additional support for travel to Austria or for dependents.

Applicants must be under the age of 29 at the time of application. NOTE: Although the participants in this program make a substantial contribution to the fulfillment of the Fulbright Program’s mandate to promote mutual understanding between the peoples of Austria and the United States, participants in the US Teaching Assistantship Program are not grantees of the Fulbright Program.

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