Three 2013 Furman University graduates have been awarded English Teaching Assistantships from the Fulbright Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The students are:
- Sarah Johnson (Travelers Rest). Johnson graduated magna cum laude in Asian Studies. She is the daughter of Nila Yount of Travelers Rest. Johnson has received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to teach in Taiwan.
- Amanda Michalski (Kingsport, Tenn.). Graduating summa cum laude in political science and German studies, Michalski received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to teach in Germany. She is the daughter of James and Sharon Michalski of Kingsport, Tenn.
- Anastasia Spratley (York). Spratley graduated magna cum laude in history and has earned a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to teach in South Korea. She is the daughter of William and Cynthia Spratley of York.
The Fulbright Program 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.
The primary source of funding for the Fulbright Program is an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations and foundations in foreign countries and in the United States also provide direct and indirect support. 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 operates in more than 155 countries worldwide.
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.
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