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Updated 7/1/14

CONTENTS
Quick Pick
Introduction
TESL Courses
Sortable Spreadsheet
Statistical Analyses:
1. Local Language
2. Educational Experience
3. Institutional Level
4. Competition Odds
5. Combination Odds
6. Number of ETAs

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Teaching Experience is a huge boost to your application.
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QUICK PICK

ALTHOUGH the statistics below may not always be up to date, this guide is still useful in highlighting the factors that must be weighed for choosing a country where you'll have a decent chance of winning an ETA.

If your situation is less complicated (usually meaning you bring less to the table or are open to going to any or many countries) to get a rough idea to begin, you could use this blunt instrument to isolate countries most likely to smile on your application:
ETA Country Quick Pick

INTRODUCTION

How to choose the easiest ETA country for you to win from about 69 countries currently offering English Teaching Assistantships listed at
http://us.fulbrightonline.org/eta-program-charts
is shown herein.
These lists are not necessarily fully up to date because new countries are sporadically added while others may be suspended or removed anytime.

Because these notes may not be 100% comprehensive or accurate -- and the I.I.E. website contradicts itself in different places -- ETA profiles must be confirmed under a country's detailed summary via
http://us.fulbrightonline.org/countries/regions
The percentages below are based on 6. Number of ETAs below.
Compare this with the I.I.E. website to determine accuracy.

These statistics are also in some instances less reliable because a country may increase or decrease the number of grants offered whereas the odds are based on the number of applicants when the number of grants offered up to two years prior might have been more or fewer.
When a country increases the number of grants offered, it is likely to attract more applicants yet these statistics are calculated on the number of applicants previously against the number of grants currently.

If you find a discrepancy with the Competition Statistics at
http://us.fulbrightonline.org/statistics
and want clarification, ask I.I.E.'s manager for that country via
http://us.fulbrightonline.org/component/content/article?id=105

Double-Dipping Opportunity
Only the Teaching Fulbright allows you to win two Student Fulbrights.
You may apply for a Research Fulbright after having served as an ETA.
Details at 14. Reapplying for Fellowships via
http://www.smith.edu/fulbright/eligibility.php
Also, see
http://www.smith.edu/fulbright/prep.php#teaching

Choosing Considerations in Order
1. Local Language
2. Educational Experience
3. Institutional Level
4. Competition Odds
5. Combination Odds

Most countries have a preferred applicant profile based on qualifications, experience, career goals, etc. Given the high competitiveness, "Preferred" attributes should usually be equated with "Required" levels, although if you have lots else they want, then this preference of theirs could be overridden by that. If you do have an attribute they seek (e.g. local language or teaching experience) then tend towards leveraging that advantage by applying to a country that wants that/those attributes, especially if, for example, your local language skill level is high or you have plenty teaching experience for an undergraduate student. One question all judges ask is: Who will be the most help in the classroom?

Each country states its own specific attributes it most wants: The more you meet, the better your chances. The more emphatic they are about wanting a specific type that you don't match, the more to steer clear. But there is more to all this: The detailed comparative statistics below, while important, are not the whole analysis. Your story can be a potent factor in your favor. Not only is it your abilities that they look for, but why you chose their country. If you have a strong story for being attracted to a certain country, and wanting to go there to teach English, this can go a long way to help get you there although it cannot overcome a complete lack of everything they seek in an ETA. While these statistics can show which countries would be easiest for you to win, you want to avoid giving the impression that your choice was made purely on odds without a particular desire for their country.

Common sense and guesswork sometimes need to be employed: Take Sri Lanka, which has excellent odds but local language is recommended. How many applicants will however speak Sinhala? More may be expected to speak Tamil which is widely spoken in southern India where there are several study abroad programs operating with many U.S. students who have studied Tamil. Yet how many of the six Sri Lanka grants will go to Tamil-speakers when Tamil is not the dominant language of Sri Lanka and some Tamil areas may be off-limits due to the recent civil war between the Sri Lankan government and the Tamil Tigers? So given all these considerations, even if you do not speak Sinhala or Tamil but have everything else they want, your chances should be fairly good. Apply the same type of analysis to other countries.

TESL COURSES

Earning TESL Certification is a factor especially for assignments in some countries as you will know from having studied 6. Teaching at
http://www.smith.edu/fulbright/prep.php
and also the ETA preferences in the Summary of each country under consideration via
http://us.fulbrightonline.org/countries/regions

TESL certification is usually wanted by countries where you will be teaching English at universities.
To learn about the Courses on offer, read our guide to
Earning TESL Certification

SORTABLE SPREADSHEET

A complete listing of all the data for the ETA countries can be found in this spreadsheet:
ETA Stats.
Download this spreadsheet to aid you in your choice of a host country.

You can sort the stats with the built-in functions of Excel. Highlight a column, click the "Sort & Filter" button, and if prompted, expand the selection.

It is suggested that you sort the sheet by percent chance.
Then you can play with the sorting given your requirements.

STATISTICAL ANALYSES

NA = Not "Available" (usually because the program is too new for there yet to be stats)

Reclick (italicized) head to retract text & recall menu to top.

1. Local Language

CONTENTS
Local Language Considerations

1.1) Odds for ETA Countries with No Local Language Requirement
1.1a) By Country
1.1b) By % Odds

1.2) Odds for Countries where Local Language Not Required, Only "Helpful"
1.2a) By Country
1.2b) By % Odds

1.3) Odds for Countries where Local Language Not Required (combines 1.1 and 1.2)
1.3a) By Country
1.3b) By % Odds

1.4) 32 Countries where Local Language IS Required

Local Language Considerations

If you do not speak a foreign language, this is the first category to survey for your short-list.
If the language is Required, you must communicate in it at that level: Proficiency, Conversational, Basic.
You will be required to have a professor or other qualified person submit a Foreign Language Evaluation of your ability as part of your application, covering speaking, listening, reading and writing.
If it is Preferred then those who do speak it will probably win especially in a country with few grants.
Best to steer clear of Preferred local-language countries if you do not speak it and the odds are poor.
Any desired level less than Preferred (None Required, Helpful, even Recommended) is fair game, especially if you have lots else they want, which could compensate enough for your language shortage.
As with all Fulbrights for all countries, you must however take immediate steps to begin to learn at least the basics of the language.
If you do speak a Required language this does not give you an advantage because all applicants will meet this requirement: applies to French, Italian, Portuguese (Brazil only), Russian and Spanish. But it does give you an important "in" especially with languages less spoken by American students.
If you do speak a Preferred language, then you have an advantage because some applicants won't speak it.
If the language is not taught in the US and is obscure, chances are enhanced, expected level will be lower.

1.1) Odds for ETA Countries with No Local Language Requirement
1.1a) BY COUNTRY
Bosnia/Herzegovina 11%
Cyprus 8%
Hungary 14%
India 12%
Indonesia 32%
Israel 4%
Korea 28%
Kyrgyz Republic 13%
Laos 80%
Macau 33%
Malaysia 33%
Mongolia 23%
Montenegro 17%
Nepal 13%
Norway 4%
Poland 39%
Romania 10%
Rwanda 5%
Slovak Republic 42%
South Africa 14%
Taiwan 15%
Tajikstan 9%
Thailand 16%
Turkey 21%
Ukraine 5%
Venezuela 12%
Vietnam 16%

1.1) Odds for ETA Countries with No Local Language Requirement
1.1b) BY % ODDS
Laos 80%
Slovak Republic 42%
Poland 39%
Macau 33%
Malaysia 33%
Indonesia 32%
Korea 28%
Mongolia 23%
Turkey 21%
Montenegro 17%
Thailand 16%
Vietnam 16%
Taiwan 15%
Hungary 14%
South Africa 14%
Kyrgyz Republic 13%
Nepal 13%
India 12%
Venezuela 12%
Bosnia/Herzegovina 11%
Romania 10%
Tajikstan 9%
Cyprus 8%
Israel 4%
Norway 4%
Rwanda 5%
Ukraine 5%


1.2) Odds for Countries where Local Language Not Required, Only "Helpful" or Recommended
1.2a) BY COUNTRY
Bahrain 15%
Croatia 3%
Latvia N/A
Oman 3%


1.2) Odds for Countries where Local Language Not Required, Only "Helpful" or Recommended
1.2b) BY % ODDS
Bahrain 15%
Croatia 3%
Oman 3%
Latvia N/A


1.3) Odds for Countries where Local Language Not Required (combines 1.1 and 1.2)
1.3a) BY COUNTRY
Bahrain 15%
Bosnia/Herzegovina 11%
Croatia 3%
Cyprus 8%
Hungary 14%
India 12%
Indonesia 32%
Israel 4%
Korea 28%
Kyrgyz Republic 13%
Laos 80%
Latvia NA
Macau 33%
Malaysia 33%
Mongolia 23%
Montenegro 17%
Nepal 13%
Norway 4%
Oman 3%
Poland 39%
Romania 10%
Rwanda 5%
Slovak Republic 42%
South Africa 14%
Taiwan 15%
Tajikstan 9%
Thailand 16%
Turkey 21%
Ukraine 5%
Venezuela 12%
Vietnam 16%

1.3) Odds for Countries where Local Language Not Required (combines 1.1 and 1.2)
1.3b) BY % ODDS
Laos 80%
Slovak Republic 42%
Poland 39%
Macau 33%
Malaysia 33%
Indonesia 32%
Korea 28%
Mongolia 23%
Turkey 21%
Montenegro 17%
Thailand 16%
Vietnam 16%
Bahrain 15%
Taiwan 15%
Hungary 14%
South Africa 14%
Kyrgyz Republic 13%
Nepal 13%
India 12%
Venezuela 12%
Bosnia/Herzegovina 11%
Romania 10%
Tajikstan 9%
Cyprus 8%
Israel 4%
Norway 4%
Rwanda 5%
Ukraine 5%
Croatia 3%
Oman 3%
Latvia NA

1.4) Countries where Local Language is Preferred
Andorra 16%
Armenia 18%
Azerbaijan 13%
Bangladesh 43%
Belarus 18%
Bulgaria 45%
Czech Republic 14%
Georgia 18%
Germany 34%
Jordan 10%
Kazakhstan 33%
Kenya 6%
Kosovo 22%
Macedonia 22%
Malta 8%
Moldova 20%
Morocco 9%
Portugal 7%
Serbia 7%
Sri Lanka 26%

1.5) Countries where Local Language IS Required Avoid them if you do not speak it and consider them if you do: Some require no teaching experience or university placement, nor graduate students.
Argentina 13%
Belgium 6%
Brazil 16%
Colombia 17%
Costa Rica 9%
Domincan Republic 10%
Ecuador 9%
Georgia 18%
Germany 34%
Greece 20%
Guatemala 8%
Italy 3%
Luxembourg 4%
Mexico 14%
Panama 8%
Peru 7%
Russia 30%
Spain 17%
Venezuela 12%
2. Educational Experience

CONTENTS
Educational Experience Considerations

2.1) Seniors: Rank Low on Your List These 11 Countries that Prefer Graduate Students

2.2) Odds for Countries Requiring Minimal or No Teaching Experience
2.2a) By Country
2.2b) By % Odds

2.3) Avoid These 32 Countries that Require or Prefer Teaching Experience IF You Have Little or None

Educational Experience Considerations

Educational experience here covers two factors: Your educational level and extent of teaching experience.
Most countries welcome graduating seniors: Generally avoid those that "Prefer" graduate students, although if you have lots else they want, then this preference of theirs could be overridden by that.
The amount and type of teaching experience they prefer is key, so match yours with theirs strongly.
If some previous teaching/tutoring experience is Preferred, then you'd likely need this to win. See below.
If it is Preferred then you would really need Teaching experience versus only Tutoring experience.
Consider your experience Teaching if it has been with three or more students at a time in an institution.
Consider it Tutoring if it has been with fewer than three students or in a private setting, but you might have experience overseeing a group of young people in another setting, which could make up for this.
Not all countries are listed, only those at both extremes where little or much experience is required.
The countries not mentioned below, those in between, are suitable if you meet their expectations.

2.1) Seniors: Rank Low on Your List These 8 Countries that Prefer Graduate Students
Bahrain 15%
Bosnia/Herzegovina 11%
France 38%
Hungary 14%
Morocco 9%
Oman 3%
Poland 39%
Sri Lanka 26%

2.2) Odds for Countries Requiring Minimal or No Teaching Experience
2.2a) BY COUNTRY
Armenia 18%
Azerbaijan 13%
Belarus 18%
Belgium 6%
Croatia 3%
Georgia 18%
Germany 34%
Indonesia 32%
Israel 4%
Italy 3%
Kosovo 22%
Latvia NA
Macedonia 22%
Malta 8%
Moldova 20%
Mongolia 23%
Montenegro 17%
Nepal 13%
Norway 4%
Russia 30%
Serbia 7%
Spain 17%
Turkey 21%
Ukraine 5%
Venezuela 12%
Vietnam 16%


2.2) Odds for Countries Requiring Minimal or No Teaching Experience
2.2b) BY % ODDS
Germany 34%
Indonesia 32%
Russia 30%
Mongolia 23%
Kosovo 22%
Macedonia 22%
Turkey 21%
Moldova 20%
Armenia 18%
Belarus 18%
Georgia 18%
Montenegro 17%
Spain 17%
Vietnam 16%
Azerbaijan 13%
Nepal 13%
Venezuela 12%
Malta 8%
Serbia 7%
Belgium 6%
Ukraine 5%
Israel 4%
Norway 4%
Croatia 3%
Italy 3%
Latvia NA

2.3) Avoid These 48 Countries that Require or Prefer Teaching Experience IF You Have Little or None
If you do have some teaching experience, then see how much they want and if you have enough.
Some require no local language or university placements, nor graduates students.
Andorra 16%
Argentina 13%
Bahrain 15%
Bangladesh 43%
Bosnia/Herzegovina 11%
Brazil 16%
Bulgaria 45%
Colombia 17%
Costa Rica 9%
Croatia 3%
Cyprus 8%
Czech Republic 14%
Domincan Republic 10%
Ecuador 9%
France 38%
Georgia 18%
Greece 20%
Guatemala 8%
Hungary 14%
India 12%
Indonesia 32%
Jordan 10%
Kazakhstan 33%
Kenya 6%
Kosovo 22%
Kyrgyz Republic 13%
Latvia NA
Macedonia 22%
Malta 8%
Mexico 14%
Moldova 20%
Mongolia 23%
Montenegro 17%
Morocco 9%
Oman 3%
Panama 8%
Peru 7%
Poland 39%
Portugal 7%
Romania 10%
Rwanda 5%
Serbia 7%
Slovak Republic 42%
South Africa 14%
Sri Lanka 26%
Taiwan 15%
Tajikstan 9%
Turkey 21%
Ukraine 5%
3. Institutional Level

CONTENTS
Institutional Level Considerations

3.1) Odds for ETA Countries with Only Schools and No University Teaching
3.1a) By Country
3.1b) By % Odds

3.2) Odds for ETA Countries Offering Both Schools and University Teaching
3.2a) By Country
3.2b) By % Odds

3.3) Avoid These 26 Countries with University Placements Only IF You Have No Teaching Experience

Institutional Level Considerations

There are two factors to consider here: the amount and type of your teaching/tutoring experience AND where the country places ETAs, the former consideration affecting the latter when choosing countries.
Countries with placements only in universities (including teacher-training colleges, post-secondary schools and professional institutes) will likely pick those with the most higher-level teaching experience.
If your teaching experience is minimal, avoid university-only countries: go for middle and high schools.
The country may however have a rare requirement (e.g. obscure language) so if you have that, and another attribute they seek, this could put you in the running if the teaching experience is only preferred.
For some countries, teaching will be in universities and schools, maybe one or the other: they don't say.
Chances are improved for these dual countries because those with less experience may be put in schools.
If you have plenty teaching experience then applying to a country to teach at the University level is fine.
Elementary schools are usually reserved for Education majors and those with such classroom experience.
Further elementary school statistic considerations are covered under 4. Competition Odds below.

3.1) Odds for ETA Countries with Only Schools and No University Teaching
3.1a) BY COUNTRY
Andorra 16%
Argentina 13%
Armenia 18%
Azerbaijan 13%
Brazil 16%
Bulgaria 45%
Czech Republic 14%
France 38%
Germany 34%
Greece 20%
India 12%
Indonesia 32%
Italy 3%
Jordan 10%
Kazakhstan 33%
Korea 28%
Kosovo 22%
Malaysia 33%
Norway 4%
Oman 3%
Peru 7%
Russia 30%
Slovak Republic 42%
Spain 17%
Sri Lanka 26%
Taiwan 15%
Thailand 16%
Turkey 21%
Ukraine 5%
Venezuela 12%

3.1) Odds for ETA Countries with Only Schools and No University Teaching
3.1b) BY % ODDS
Bulgaria 45%
Slovak Republic 42%
France 38%
Germany 34%
Kazakhstan 33%
Malaysia 33%
Indonesia 32%
Russia 30%
Korea 28%
Sri Lanka 26%
Kosovo 22%
Turkey 21%
Greece 20%
Armenia 18%
Spain 17%
Andorra 16%
Brazil 16%
Thailand 16%
Taiwan 15%
Czech Republic 14%
Argentina 13%
Azerbaijan 13%
India 12%
Venezuela 12%
Jordan 10%
Peru 7%
Ukraine 5%
Norway 4%
Italy 3%
Oman 3%

3.2) Odds for ETA Countries Offering Both Schools and University Teaching
3.2a) BY COUNTRY
Armenia 18%
Azerbaijan 13%
Bahrain 15%
Belarus 18%
Bosnia/Herzegovina 11%
Colombia 17%
Croatia 3%
Cyprus 8%
Georgia 18%
Hungary 14%
Kyrgyz Republic 13%
Macedonia 22%
Malta 8%
Montenegro 17%
Nepal 13%
Poland 39%
South Africa 14%
Tajikstan 9%
South Africa 14%
Tajikstan 9%

3.2) Odds for ETA Countries Offering Both Schools and University Teaching
3.2b) BY % ODDS
Poland 39%
Macedonia 22%
Armenia 18%
Belarus 18%
Georgia 18%
Colombia 17%
Montenegro 17%
Bahrain 15%
Hungary 14%
South Africa 14%
South Africa 14%
Azerbaijan 13%
Kyrgyz Republic 13%
Nepal 13%
Bosnia/Herzegovina 11%
Tajikstan 9%
Tajikstan 9%
Cyprus 8%
Malta 8%
Croatia 3%


3.3) Avoid These 30 Countries with University Placements Only IF You Have No Teaching Experience
If you have plenty teaching experience then applying to a country to teach at the University level is fine.
Some of these countries require no local language or graduate students.
Belgium 6%
Costa Rica 9%
Domincan Republic 10%
Ecuador 9%
Guatemala 8%
Israel 4%
Kenya 6%
Laos 80%
Latvia NA
Luxembourg 4%
Macau 33%
Mongolia 23%
Morocco 9%
Panama 8%
Portugal 7%
Romania 10%
Rwanda 5%
Turkey 21%
Ukraine 5%
Vietnam 16%
4. Competition Odds

CONTENTS
Competition Odds Considerations

4.1a) 17 Above Average (> 20%) Countries for ETA Chances
4.1b) 17 Above Average (> 20%) Countries for ETA Chances

4.2) Statistics Skewed for Countries Offering Elementary School Placements

4.3) Number of Grants Offered in New ETA Countries with Unknown Odds

Competition Odds Considerations

Countries with the highest percentage chance of winning are obviously better -- provided your profile, as delineated above under Considerations 1 to 3, matches theirs in the country summary.
Generally though for countries offering few grants, it would be relatively easy to be eliminated if one was not bringing much to the table in terms of desired attributes for that country.
It is for this reason that the summary for every country you short-list must be studied carefully because there are all sorts of reasons why their detail could be more encouraging or discouraging to you.
Take Azerbaijan, for example: while the obscure Azerbaijani language can hardly be expected, they would like it if you spoke Russian, which many U.S. students do.
Because they offer only two grants, and don't ask for a lot of attributes, just about any Russian-speaking applicant would be at a tremendous advantage.
Therefore always also factor in your assessment the total number of grants offered especially when you may be weak in some attribute they desire.
Because the average overall national odds for all Fulbright grants is about 20% and only those with above average odds are listed under 4.1, this means that if you have all or sometimes just some of the attributes under Items 1 to 3 above, then you are qualified to apply to those countries.
http://us.fulbrightonline.org/statistics

4.1a) 20 Above Average (> 20%) Countries for ETA Chances
BY COUNTRY
Bangladesh 43%
Bulgaria 45%
France 38%
Germany 34%
Greece 20%
Indonesia 32%
Kazakhstan 33%
Korea 28%
Kosovo 22%
Laos 80%
Macau 33%
Macedonia 22%
Malaysia 33%
Moldova 20%
Mongolia 23%
Poland 39%
Russia 30%
Slovak Republic 42%
Sri Lanka 26%
Turkey 21%

4.1b) 20 Above Average (> 20%) Countries for ETA Chances
BY % ODDS
Laos 80%
Bulgaria 45%
Bangladesh 43%
Slovak Republic 42%
Poland 39%
France 38%
Germany 34%
Indonesia 32%
Kazakhstan 33%
Macau 33%
Malaysia 33%
Russia 30%
Korea 28%
Sri Lanka 26%
Mongolia 23%
Kosovo 22%
Macedonia 22%
Turkey 21%
Greece 20%
Moldova 20%

4.2) Statistics Skewed for Countries Offering Elementary School Placements
All countries offering Elementary School placements also offer higher-level school placements but the statistics do not show how many applicants there were for each.
Some adjustment should be made in the odds to give a truer reflection of the chances for that country.
From the two countries that do show how many grants are for each school level, we see that the average number of grants for Secondary schools is 68% and for Elementary 32%.
The opposite holds for chances: If you are qualified to teach in Elementary, your % odds are far better.

3 ETA grants to Italy with 74 applicants = 4% chance
The year there were 74 applicants, 7 grants were offered = 9% odds.
They don't say how many placements in Elementary versus other school levels.
Since graduating seniors are not preferred, Italy should be considered only by alumnae -- who are also just about fluent in Italian and have significant teaching experience, preferably Elementary.

90 ETA grants to Korea with 207 applicants = 43% chance
70 in Secondary schools
20 in Elementary schools
Employing the reasoning used for Taiwan below and assuming 16% of applicants were for Elementary =
33 applicants for 20 Elementary jobs = 61% chance
174 applicants for 70 Secondary jobs = 40% chance (not far off from 43%).
The year there were 207 applicants, only 80 grants were offered = 39% odds.
The following year, there were 154 applicants and 90 grants = 58% chance.
The average of these two years is 49%, not too far off from the 43% used for these calculations.
This shows how the number of grants offered can change from year to year, as do the number of applicants because all applicants are weighing the same set of statistics although some less expertly.

68 ETA grants to Spain with 291 applicants = 15%
The year there were 291 applicants, 55 grants were offered = 19% odds.
But Fulbright shows odds only for Madrid of 43 grants and 291 applicants = 15% odds.
43 grants to Madrid: 25 Secondary, 18 Elementary
15 grants to Cantabria: all Secondary
10 grants to Valencia: all Elementary
68 grants total to Spain: 40 Secondary (59% of grants) and 28 Elementary (41% of grants).
Assuming 16% of applicants were for Elementary (as per Taiwan below) there were
47 applicants for 28 Elementary = 60% chance
244 applicants for 40 Secondary = 16% chance.

28 ETA grants to Taiwan with 200 applicants = 14% chance
They don't say how many placements in Elementary versus Junior High schools.
If placement is assumed at 68% Secondary and 32% Elementary then there are 19 grants for Secondary and 9 grants for Elementary, which feels about right since there will be far fewer Elementary applicants.
It is unlikely that 32% of applicants (69) will be qualified for Elementary, more likely half that at 16% =
32 applicants for 9 Elementary placements = 28% chance.
168 applicants for 19 Secondary assignments = 11% odds.

4.3) Number of Grants Offered in New ETA Countries with Unknown Odds
Latvia 1

5. Combination Odds

CONTENTS
Combination Odds Considerations

5.1) Odds for Countries Not Requiring Local Language or Teaching Experience
5.1a) By Country
5.1b) By % Odds

5.2) Odds for Countries Not Requiring Local Language or Teaching Experience, nor Graduate Students
5.2a) By Country
5.2b) By % Odds

5.3) Odds for Countries Not Requiring Local Language, Teaching Experience or University Placement, nor Graduate Students
5.3a) By Country
5.3b) By % Odds

5.4) Odds for Countries Requiring Local Language but Not Requiring Teaching Experience or University Placement, nor Graduate Students
5.4a) By Country
5.4b) By % Odds

5.5) Odds for Countries Requiring Local Language but Not Requiring Teaching Experience, nor Graduate Students
5.5a) By Country
5.5b) By % Odds

5.6) Odds for Countries Requiring Local Language & Teaching Experience but Not Requiring University Placement, nor Graduate Students
5.6a) By Country
5.6b) By % Odds

5.7) Odds for Countries Requiring Teaching Experience but Not Requiring Local Language, University Placement, nor Graduate Students
5.7a) By Country
5.7b) By % Odds

5.8) Odds for Countries Requiring Teaching Experience & University Placement but Not Requiring Local Language, nor Graduate Students
5.8a) By Country
5.8b) By % Odds

Combination Odds Considerations

In compiling these combination odds, any Preferred attribute eliminates a country from that category, including graduate students, local language, teaching experience (= excludes university placements).
University placement is tied to Teaching experience in that if you don't have the latter, avoid the former.
If you have teaching experience then you can consider countries offering only university placements.
To offer more flexibility, all these restrictions have not been applied to all the combinations below.
If you spot any error/discrepancy in the compilation of any combo stat, please alert dandrew@smith.edu

5.1) Odds for Countries Not Requiring Local Language or Teaching Experience

5.1a) BY COUNTRY
Croatia 3%
Indonesia 32%
Israel 4%
Korea 28%
Laos 80%
Latvia NA
Macau 33%
Malaysia 33%
Mongolia 23%
Montenegro 17%
Nepal 13%
Norway 4%
Romania 10%
Slovak Republic 42%
Thailand 16%
Turkey 21%
Ukraine 5%
Vietnam 16%

5.1b) BY % ODDS
Laos 80%
Slovak Republic 42%
Macau 33%
Malaysia 33%
Indonesia 32%
Korea 28%
Mongolia 23%
Turkey 21%
Montenegro 17%
Thailand 16%
Vietnam 16%
Nepal 13%
Romania 10%
Ukraine 5%
Israel 4%
Norway 4%
Croatia 3%
Latvia NA


5.2) Odds for Countries Not Requiring Local Language or Teaching Experience, nor Graduate Students

5.2a) BY COUNTRY
Croatia 3%
Indonesia 32%
Israel 4%
Korea 28%
Laos 80%
Latvia NA
Macau 33%
Malaysia 33%
Mongolia 23%
Montenegro 17%
Nepal 13%
Norway 4%
Romania 10%
Slovak Republic 42%
Thailand 16%
Turkey 21%
Ukraine 5%
Vietnam 16%

5.2b) BY % ODDS
Laos 80%
Slovak Republic 42%
Macau 33%
Malaysia 33%
Indonesia 32%
Korea 28%
Mongolia 23%
Turkey 21%
Montenegro 17%
Thailand 16%
Vietnam 16%
Nepal 13%
Romania 10%
Ukraine 5%
Israel 4%
Norway 4%
Croatia 3%
Latvia NA


5.3) Odds for Countries Not Requiring Local Language, Teaching Experience or University Placement, nor Graduate Students

5.3a) BY COUNTRY
Croatia 3%
Indonesia 32%
Korea 28%
Malaysia 33%
Montenegro 17%
Nepal 13%
Norway 4%
Romania 10%
Thailand 16%


5.3b) BY % ODDS
Malaysia 33%
Indonesia 32%
Korea 28%
Montenegro 17%
Thailand 16%
Nepal 13%
Romania 10%
Norway 4%
Croatia 3%


5.4) Odds for Countries Requiring Local Language but Not Requiring Teaching Experience or University Placement, nor Graduate Students

5.4a) BY COUNTRY
Armenia 18%
Azerbaijan 13%
Belarus 18%
Brazil 16%
Georgia 18%
Germany 34%
Italy 3%
Kosovo 22%
Macedonia 22%
Malta 8%
Serbia 7%
Spain 17%
Venezuela 12%

5.4b) BY % ODDS
Germany 34%
Kosovo 22%
Macedonia 22%
Armenia 18%
Belarus 18%
Georgia 18%
Spain 17%
Brazil 16%
Azerbaijan 13%
Venezuela 12%
Malta 8%
Serbia 7%
Italy 3%


5.5) Odds for Countries Requiring Local Language but Not Requiring Teaching Experience, nor Graduate Students

5.5a) BY COUNTRY
Armenia 18%
Azerbaijan 13%
Belarus 18%
Belgium 6%
Georgia 18%
Germany 34%
Italy 3%
Kosovo 22%
Luxembourg 4%
Macedonia 22%
Malta 8%
Moldova 20%
Russia 30%
Serbia 7%
Spain 17%
Venezuela 12%

5.5b) BY % ODDS
Germany 34%
Russia 30%
Kosovo 22%
Macedonia 22%
Moldova 20%
Armenia 18%
Belarus 18%
Georgia 18%
Spain 17%
Azerbaijan 13%
Venezuela 12%
Malta 8%
Serbia 7%
Belgium 6%
Luxembourg 4%
Italy 3%


5.6) Odds for Countries Requiring Local Language & Teaching Experience but Not Requiring University Placement, nor Graduate Students

5.6a) BY COUNTRY
Andorra 16%
Argentina 13%
Bangladesh 43%
Brazil 16%
Bulgaria 45%
Colombia 17%
Czech Republic 14%
Greece 20%
Jordan 10%
Kazakhstan 33%
Mexico 14%
Oman 3%

5.6b) BY % ODDS
Bulgaria 45%
Bangladesh 43%
Kazakhstan 33%
Greece 20%
Colombia 17%
Andorra 16%
Brazil 16%
Czech Republic 14%
Mexico 14%
Argentina 13%
Jordan 10%


5.7) Odds for Countries Requiring Teaching Experience but Not Requiring Local Language, University Placement, nor Graduate Students

5.7a) BY COUNTRY
Bosnia/Herzegovina 11%
Cyprus 8%
Hungary 14%
India 12%
Kyrgyz Republic 13%
Slovak Republic 42%
South Africa 14%
Taiwan 15%
Tajikstan 9%

5.7b) BY % ODDS
Slovak Republic 42%
Taiwan 15%
Hungary 14%
South Africa 14%
Kyrgyz Republic 13%
India 12%
Bosnia/Herzegovina 11%
Tajikstan 9%
Cyprus 8%

5.8) Odds for Countries Requiring Teaching Experience & University Placement but Not Requiring Local Language, nor Graduate Students

5.8a) BY COUNTRY
Kenya 6%
Mongolia 23%
Rwanda 5%
Turkey 21%
Ukraine 5%

5.8b) BY % ODDS
Mongolia 23%
Turkey 21%
Kenya 6%
Rwanda 5%
Ukraine 5%

6. Number of ETAs

CONTENTS
6a By Country
6b By Number

6. Number of ETA positions offered

6a By Country

Country Name
Current Year
Previous Year
Change
Andorra
5
5
0
Argentina
15
15
0
Armenia
2
2
0
Azerbaijan
2
2
0
Bahrain
2
2
0
Bangladesh
6
6
0
Belarus
2
2
0
Belgium
2
2
0
Bosnia-Herzegovina
2
2
0
Brazil
30
30
0
Bulgaria
25
4
21
Colombia
25
20
5
Costa Rica
2
2
0
Croatia
2
2
0
Cyprus
2
2
0
Czech Republic
4
3
1
Dominican Republic
2
2
0
Ecuador
3
3
0
France
6
5
2
Georgia
2
2
0
Germany
140
140
0
Greece
1
1
0
Guatemala
2
2
0
Hungary
2
2
0
India
15
15
0
Indonesia
35
35
0
Israel
2
2
0
Italy
3
5
-2
Jordan
10
10
0
Kazakhstan
2
2
0
Kenya
2
0
2
Korea
80
90
-10
Kosovo
2
0
1
Kyrgz Republic
2
2
0
Latvia
2
1
1
Laos
8
3
5
Luxembourg
1
2
- 1
Macau
8
7
1
Macedonia
2
2
0
Malaysia
75
75
0
Malta
2
2
0
Mexico
9
9
0
Moldavia
2
2
0
Mongolia
5
5
0
Montenegro
1
1
0
Morocco
10
10
0
Nepal
6
6
0
Norway
2
2
0
Oman
1
2
- 1
Panama
2
2
0
Peru
4
4
0
Poland
15
10
5
Portugal
2
2
0
Romania
2
4
-2
Russia
25
25
0
Rwanda
2
2
0
Serbia
1
1
0
Slovak Republic
8
6
2
South Africa
10
4
6
Spain
68
68
0
Sri Lanka
5
5
0
Taiwan
28
28
0
Tajikistan
2
2
0
Thailand
20
20
0
Turkey
50
50
0
Urkraine
2
2
0
Venezuela
6
6
0
Vietnam
10
10
0


6b By Number

Country Name
Current Year
Previous Year
Change
Germany
140
140
0
Korea
80
90
-10
Malaysia
75
75
0
Spain
68
68
0
Turkey
50
50
0
Indonesia
35
35
0
Brazil
30
30
0
Taiwan
28
28
0
Bulgaria
25
4
21
Colombia
25
20
5
Russia
25
25
0
Thailand
20
20
5
Argentina
15
15
0
India
15
15
0
Poland
15
10
5
Jordan
10
10
0
Morocco
10
10
0
South Africa
10
4
6
Vietnam
10
10
0
Mexico
9
9
0
Laos
8
3
5
Macau
8
7
1
Slovak Republic
8
6
2
Bangladesh
6
6
0
France
6
6
0
Nepal
6
6
0
Venezuela
6
6
0
Andorra
5
5
0
Mongolia
5
5
0
Sri Lanka
5
5
0
Czech Republic
4
3
1
Peru
4
4
0
Ecuador
3
3
0
Italy
3
5
0
Armenia
2
2
0
Azerbaijan
2
2
0
Bahrain
2
2
0
Belarus
2
2
0
Belgium
2
2
0
Bosnia-Herzegovina
2
2
0
Costa Rica
2
2
0
Croatia
2
2
0
Cyprus
2
2
0
Dominican Republic
2
2
0
Georgia
2
2
0
Guatemala
2
2
0
Hungary
2
2
0
Israel
2
2
0
Kazakhstan
2
2
0
Kenya
2
2
0
Kosovo
2
1
1
Kyrgz Republic
2
2
0
Latvia
2
0
2
Macedonia
2
2
0
Malta
2
2
0
Moldavia
2
2
0
Norway
2
2
0
Panama
2
2
0
Portugal
2
2
0
Romania
2
4
-2
Rwanda
2
2
0
Tajikistan
2
2
0
Ukraine
2
2
0
Greece
1
1
0
Luxembourg
1
2
-1
Montenegro
1
1
0
Oman
1
2
1
Serbia
1
1
0