The goal of the Fulbright award to Russia is to serve as an ambassador between Russia and the US. With the English Teaching Assistantship, I will divide my time working in the classroom with high school or middle school students, serving directly with the English language teachers, providing private tutoring, and working on an individual project. My project will be compiling profiles on average Russian citizens and publishing their photos and a short paragraph about them on a blog. I am hoping that this will dispel some misconceptions Americans have about Russia. I am also hoping to work with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting to promote this blog. I am not sure what city I will be in (I could be anywhere in Russia!) or what my living situation will be like, but I know that I am extremely excited to undertake such an adventure and help deepen understanding between Russia and the United States.
Ken Meyer was offered a Fulbright award to teach in Turkey during 2013-14. He declined as he had committed to the Cambridge MPhil program.
Rising senior and major Jeremy Hefter earned a federal, competitive language/culture grant, the Gilman, for study SP ’13 in Hong Kong. The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.