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Caroline Johnston

Spend a year in Austria as a U.S. Teaching Assistant with Fulbright

University of Georgia German minor Caroline Johnston may be missing out on the electric football season in Athens. But she is having memorable experiences teaching English to Austrian high school students as a U.S Teaching Assistant (USTA), administered by Fulbright Austria. Applications are now open for USTAs for the 2022-23 school year in Austria until January 15, 2022.

"Between October 1st and May 31st, I will work as a salaried English teacher in the state of Styria," Johnston said. "I am incredibly excited to work with my colleagues and students here in Austria. As a German minor, this is a great opportunity to practice my language skills and my cultural knowledge of Austria while also gaining teaching experience. I could not have gotten this teaching assistantship without the help of wonderful professors like Dr. Berna Gueneli!"

The USTA program is funded by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF), The students not only gain first-hand classroom experience and immerse in the local culture and language, but they serve as linguistic and cultural ambassadors of the United States in secondary schools throughout Austria. Applicants earn a monthly gross salary of approximately 1,603 Euros for teaching 13 hours per week.

Applicant requirements:

  • US citizenship
  • At least a bachelor's degree (must be completed by August 2022)
  • Interest in a career in education or public service
  • Working knowledge of German

Learn more and apply at







Associate Professor of German, Study Abroad in Berlin Co-director, Max Kade Found. Writer/Artist/Professor liaison

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