Globe-Trotting Educator Kathleen Griffin ‘11 Receives Fulbright Grant

While many are celebrating America’s Independence Day with cookouts and fireworks, Kathleen “Kat” Griffin ‘11 will board a plane bound for South Korea. The recipient of a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) grant, Griffin will spend the next year living with a host family and teaching English in a public, secondary school in an as-yet-unassigned South Korean city.

Jasmine Frantz ’13 Travels to Spain to Prepare for Teaching Career

posted 2011.07.14 Jasmine Frantz ‘13 recently returned to her home in Charlotte after participating in a study abroad experience in Spain earlier this summer. While in Segovia, Frantz lived with a host family and was immersed in Spanish culture night and day for an entire month. “The differences between Spanish and American culture became apparent very quickly,” Frantz says of her experience, “notably the daily routine of Spaniards and their customs in the home.” Frantz was enrolled in courses which
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Lianne Gonsalves ’10 Awarded Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Venezuela

Earlier this summer, the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced that Lianne Gonsalves ‘10 was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Venezuela. Gonsalves is one of over 1,500 American citizens who will travel abroad for the 2010-2011 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship grantees are assigned various activities designed to strengthen English language instruction by establishing a native-speaker presence and to improve their students’ language abilities
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