The University of Iowa

Fulbright Language Teaching Assistants arrive on UI campus

August 25th, 2010

From University News Services

Four Fulbright Language Teaching Assistants (FLTAs) have arrived at the University of Iowa where they will spend the next year in International Programs teaching Turkish, Indonesian, Hindi and Arabic and serving as cultural ambassadors for their home countries. The teaching assistants will also take two courses a semester as non-degree students during their year in Iowa.

The FLTA program is aimed at strengthening foreign language instruction at U.S. colleges and universities and is a natural complement to International Programs’ Foreign Language Acquisition Research and Education (FLARE) program and Autonomous Language Learning Network (ALLNet). This year’s FLTAs are Ezgi Bahce from Turkey, Ari Natarina from Indonesia, Rajiv Ranjan from India, and Asma Ben Romdhane from Tunisia.

The FLTA supervisor is Kathryn Henry and program coordinator is Elena Osinsky. Support for the FLTAs comes from the Fulbright Program in the U.S. Department of State, International Programs and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. For more information, contact Henry at or Osinsky at 319-335-2825 or