May. 23, 2017
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program selected seven students from St. Edward’s University to receive the Fulbright Student Scholarship to study and teach abroad. Students will study in Brazil, India, Malaysia and South Korea.
The Fulbright Program is the largest U.S. exchange program offering opportunities for students and young professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and primary and secondary school teaching worldwide.
Established by the U.S. Congress in 1946, the Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. It is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.
An English Teaching Assistantship places Fulbrighters in classrooms abroad to provide assistance to teachers of English to non-native English-speakers. English Teaching Assistants help teach English language while serving as a cultural ambassador for U.S. culture. The age and academic level of classroom students varies by country, ranging from kindergarten to university level.
In 2015, St. Edward's was recognized as the nation's top producer of U.S. Fulbright students among master's-granting institutions, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education. The recognition put St. Edward's at No.1 in the category, ahead of Villanova, Santa Clara, Drake and Elon universities, among others.
The Fulbright winners are:
Eryn Bartlick ’17, History major, English Teaching Assistantship, South Korea
Emily Clayton ’17, English Literature and French major, English Teaching Assistantship, Malaysia
Reina Evans ’17, Behavioral Neuroscience major, English Teaching Assistantship, Malaysia
Caitlin Laughlin ’17, Special Education major, English Teaching Assistantship, India
Martina Leos ’17, Special Education & English Language Arts Education major, English Teaching Assistantship, Malaysia
Andrea Ojeda ’17, English Writing and Political Science major, English Teaching Assistantship, Brazil
- Christine Rios ’16, International Relations major, English Teaching Assistantship, South Korea