Beginning in August, seven college students and alumni will travel overseas because of the University of Delaware’s most recent Fulbright award winners.
The Fulbright Program, subsidized via the U.S. Department of State, is the nation’s surest worldwide education exchange application, designed to foster mutual know-how between Americans and people of different countries. The prestigious award allows young graduates and graduates college students the possibility to conduct research, observe or train English in over one hundred forty international locations around the sector.
Mackenzie Campbell earned undergraduate ranges in 3 foreign languages and worldwide commercial enterprise studies before earning a master’s in French literature at UD. Campbell changed into provided a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Andorra, in which she will work in a secondary faculty with teenagers elderly 14 to sixteen. A twin U.S.-Canadian citizen, Campbell said she looks forward to sharing her particular angle on American existence. “I changed into born in Montreal and my complete prolonged family lives in Canada,” Campbell stated. “I even have continually had a one of a kind experience of my identification and an insider-outsider angle on the U.S.”
A polyglot herself, Campbell stated she is worked up to teach and examine in a multilingual environment. “Andorra is one of the few places wherein each citizen is bilingual and many are trilingual or quadrilingual,” she stated. “It’s constantly been a priority for me to pursue multilingualism. I’m also very excited to work with students who already have a knack for language in their mind.”
Meghan Jusczak received an English Teaching Assistantship to Romania. After graduating from UD in 2017 with an Honors diploma in English and Women & Gender Studies, Jusczak has become a journalist and now works with City Year, an AmeriCorps software, in Philadelphia.
In addition to coaching English at the Universities of Baia Mare and Oradea, Jusczak will pursue an unbiased studies task in environmental journalism. “I’m especially excited to be in Baia Mare because I wish to put in writing some articles particularly related to environmental fitness and agriculture,” she said. “There was a devastating cyanide spill into the water supply there in 2000. I’m inquisitive about talking with humans, gaining knowledge of more from the local people, and the usage of my role as an interloper to usher in special thoughts.”
Julianna Ly, a graduate student inside the Winterthur/UD Program in Art Conservation, will call the Netherlands home for an 11-month internship jointly provided with the aid of the University of Amsterdam and the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis. Just one Fulbright/American Friends of the Mauritshuis Award is offered each 12 months. “I’m surely interested by Dutch Golden Age artwork, that’s what the Mauritshuis is thought for,” Ly said. “Being there isn’t always simplest going to permit me to be surrounded via this artwork, however, I’ll also be able to closely look at and deal with one myself. In conservation, we regularly seek advice from the three-legged stool of art records, hand abilities, and chemistry. I’ll be coming near this portray from all three of these views.”
Ly will examine along with college students in a graduate program at the University of Amsterdam. “I’m certainly excited to immerse myself in Dutch culture and, especially, to collaborate with my global colleagues,” she stated. “We have a lot that we are able to research each different.”
Fresh from a two-yr undertaking with the Peace Corps within the Dominican Republic, Natalie Medlock will undertake to Brazil for a yr as an English Teaching Assistant at the college degree.
Medlock said UD inspired and prepared her for publish-graduate international reports.
“UD offers Portuguese guides for advanced Spanish speakers,” she stated. “I took the primary direction really because it fulfilled a requirement. Later, I fell in love with the language, took the second course and became genuinely captivated with Brazil.”
Medlock also served as a peer mentor for the University’s Middle East Partnership Initiative Student Leaders Program and Study of the U.S. Institutes Women’s Leadership Program and participated in the English Language Institute’s American Host Partner Program. At UD, Natalie majored in worldwide members of the family with minors in Spanish and Latin American and Iberian studies.