Jun. 10, 2016
The Fulbright Program selected six students from St. Edward’s University to study and teach abroad.
The Fulbright winners are:
- Kate Barton ’15, English Teaching Assistantship in Indonesia
- Anna Davies ’16, English Teaching Assistantship, Malaysia
- Shelby Evans ’16, English Teaching Assistantship, Laos
- Elena Herrera ’16, English Teaching Assistantship, Spain
- Dominique Martinez ’16, English Teaching Assistantship, Malaysia
- Megan Scribner ’16, English Teaching Assistantship, Indonesia
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.
Last year, 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. Harvard, Pitzer and Princeton Theological Seminary also placed first in their respective categories.