Khazar University is hosting Mr. James Millar for the current academic year through the Fulbright ETA (English Teaching Assistantship) Program.
Mr. Millar received his Bachelors of International Relations from Michigan State University’s (MSU) James Madison College of Public Affairs, where he also minored in Russian and Eurasian Studies, European Studies, and International Development. There he worked for two years as a research assistant in the Center for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, as well as the Muslim Studies Program. Through MSU, he also pursued academic programs abroad in Azerbaijan, Turkey, Sri Lanka, India and a FLAS (Foreign Language – Area Studies) award in Latvia.
At Khazar University, Mr. Millar is assigned to the Department of English Language and Literature where he assists English language instructors in and outside of the classroom, leads a conversation club and performs other tasks. In the future, Mr. Millar hopes to hold cultural events and workshops to further facilitate cross-cultural understanding and English language proficiency.
The Fulbright ETA program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the U.S. Embassy in Baku. The program places recent college graduates in a classroom abroad to provide assistance to teachers of English who instruct non-native English speakers. English Teaching Assistants help teach English language and serve as cultural ambassadors of the United States.