Candidate Deadline - Please note the deadline for candidates to apply is February 1st.

Host Institution Deadline - Please note the deadline to apply to host is February 15th. This deadline is flexible depending on the availability and number of candidates.

FLTA Candidates:

The IIE FLTA Program has made the transition to electronic applications. Please complete the online application below. Instructions for completing the online application are found below the application link. However, before starting the application process we request that you contact to let us know that you will be applying.

Please also find a handbook providing relevant information for those selected to participate as IIE FLTAs linked below.

Online Application

Host Institutions

Colleges or Universities interested in hosting an IIE FLTA:

If you are interested in hosting an IIE FLTA at your college or university, please complete the Host Institution online application below.

Online Application

All institutions hosting IIE FLTAs are required to submit an administrative and monitoring fee of $750. If you have any questions regarding the fee, please direct your questions to IIE at

Financial Provisions

For IIE FLTAs, host institutions offer awards that include room, board and a stipend which ranges from $400 to $600 per month. Because Teaching Assistants are required to take at least two academic courses per semester to fulfill J-1 visa regulations, colleges and universities waive tuition and fees for study.

Institutions may arrange long-term homestays in lieu of room and board. In some cases health insurance coverage and a travel grant are included. As this is not a guaranteed financial consideration from host institutions, IIE FLTA candidates should be prepared to cover the cost of their round-trip international travel and to purchase their own insurance plan. In addition, all IIE FLTAs are recommended to carry some personal funds to the U.S. as stipends provided by host institutions only cover necessities. If a candidate wishes to purchase clothing or souvenirs, to take vacation travel, etc., this expense would likely come from his/her own pockets.