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FLTA Advisors


Ted Geary

Institute of International Education
809 United Nations Plaza • New York, NY 10017
Tel +1.212.984.5458  

Ted Geary is an Advisor at IIE in New York City for the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program. As an advisor, he works closely with program participants in a student services and monitoring role. After completing a Bachelor’s degree in German Studies, Ted taught English and researched Austrian 20th century post-war history in Vienna through the Fulbright Program. He then returned to the US and completed a Master’s degree in International Education at New York University. Prior to his current role, Ted worked in IIE’s Global Scholarship and Learning Programs division administering study grants on behalf of international corporations and foundations. In between his two positions at IIE he spent 18 months in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia where he volunteered at the IIE Addis Ababa office and the Education USA office. When he’s not at IIE, he enjoys playing Irish fiddle in his free time. Any FLTAs in the New York City area who play Irish traditional music should let him know!

Ted advises FLTA fellows in the following states: Connecticut • Delaware • Florida • Georgia • Massachusetts • Maryland • Maine • North Carolina • New Hampshire • New Jersey • New York • Pennsylvania • Rhode Island • South Carolina • Virginia • Vermont • Washington D.C.


Justin Van Ness 

Institute of International Education
25 E Washington St • Chicago, IL  60602
Tel +1.312.254.3203
Skype: justin.vanness.iie • 

Justin Van Ness has over seven years of experience advising U.S. and Visiting Fulbright Scholars, Fulbright Foreign Students, Fulbright Visiting Researchers, and F-1 international students. In addition to advising students, scholars, and professionals, he also managed the International Fulbright Science & Technology Program for nearly two years and was an advisor and SEVIS Coordinator at DePaul University. He was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Madrid, Spain in 2006 and has been committed to international exchange ever since. He holds a MA in comparative politics from American University and a BA in world politics and Spanish from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Justin is currently an advisor for the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program. He is based in IIE’s Chicago office. If you will be in downtown Chicago and would like to check in, please let him know!

Justin advises FLTA fellows in the following states: Alabama • Alaska • Arkansas • Arizona • California • Colorado • Hawaii • Iowa • Idaho • Illinois • Indiana • Kansas • Kentucky • Louisiana • Michigan • Minnesota • Missouri • Mississippi • Montana • North Dakota • Nebraska • New Mexico • Nevada • Ohio • Oklahoma • Oregon • South Dakota • Tennessee • Texas • Utah • Washington • Wisconsin • West Virginia • Wyoming