Ambassador John Bass and Holly Holzer Bass hosted a reception at their residence to honor the grantees who will work as ETA.
In his remarks, Ambassador Bass said: “The work all of you will do, the experiences you will have, the people you will interact with do not show up in the press but they are every bit as much a part of what is happening in today’s world. And they are the essential element encountering all of that negativity and violence and conflict. And they are the only solution that we use Americans and Turks as friends and partners in two countries but also as citizens in this planet and part of a global community. “
About Fulbright ETA: The Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships (ETA) Program places recent American college grauduates in positions as English teaching assistants within schools or universities overseas. The goal is to improve the English language abilities and knowledge of the United States in the assigned host countries meanwhile increasing the student’s own language skills and knowledge of the host country. These selected students may also pursue individual study and/or research projects in addition to their teaching responsibilities.
The English Teaching Assistantships Program in Turkey is administered jointly by the Turkish Fulbright Commission and the Turkish Higher Education Council and executed by the participating universities.
In the 2015-2016 academic year, 104 U.S. English Teaching Assistantship Grants will be awarded to teach at 37 different city universities all around Turkey.