What is the GET-Teaching Assistant Program?

Since 1968 IIE's Teaching Assistant Program has aimed to strengthen foreign language instruction at U.S. educational institutions by establishing a native speaker presence in the classroom. The GET-Teaching Assistant Program provides an opportunity for young, international teachers to refine their teaching skills, increase their English language proficiency and extend their knowledge of the cultures and customs of the United States.

How are Teaching Assistant candidates placed?

IIE works with both applicants and host institutions to provide placement services for GET-TA candidates.
GET-TAs are typically teaching assistants at post-secondary educational institutions. However, individuals interested in assistant teaching at K-12 schools (elementary, middle, or high schools) are also welcome to apply.

What is required of Host Institutions?

Host Institutions wishing to host GET-TAs may tailor the program to meet their unique pedagogical needs. GET-TAs often teach beginning and intermediate classes or offer tutorial sessions to improve students' language acquisition. On many campuses they serve as directors of language houses or clubs, offering students uncommon access to target languages.

Host institutions who independently identify TAs can work with IIE’s visa sponsorship team to secure a J-1 visa for their exchange visitor.  For details please visit http://www.iie.org/What-We-Do/International-Education-Services/Visa-Sponsorship or contact jvisasponsorship@iie.org.

Who is eligible to apply?

Applicants interested in becoming a GET-TA should carefully review each aspect of the program and eligibility criteria. Outgoing and adaptable individuals who demonstrate maturity, integrity and professionalism are encouraged to apply.

How do I apply?

After familiarizing yourself with the GET-Teaching Assistant Program and determining your eligibility, you may begin the application process.

 

Questions?

If you have any questions about GET Teaching Assistant Program, the application process or the opportunities available, don't hesitate to reach out to us. We want to hear from you!

The Institute of International Education's GET-Teaching Assistant Program
Email: getTA@iie.org