Two Furman University seniors will spend the 2014-15 academic year teaching in Germany after receiving English Teaching Assistantships from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.
The Fulbright recipients, who will begin their teaching assignments in Germany this fall, are Sarah Freeman of Tucker, Ga., and Andrew Mueller of Tinley Park, Ill.
Freeman, the daughter of Jeanne and Patrick Freeman, will graduate from Furman in May with a degree in German Studies. Mueller will also graduate this May with degrees in Political Science and German Studies. He is the son of Gloria and Scott Mueller.
This marks the third consecutive year that two Furman graduates have been awarded Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships in Germany.
Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields. The program, which operates in more than 155 countries worldwide, is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.
Since its establishment in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late U.S. Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the Fulbright Program has given approximately 310,000 students, scholars, teachers, artists and scientists the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.