UWT Students Apply for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program

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The Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards funding for one academic year of self-designed study, research, creative projects, or teaching English in one of over 140 countries around the world. Eligible applicants are U.S. Citizens who will have a bachelor's degree before the start of the grant, but not yet a Ph.D. This year, three UWT Huskies applied to become Fulbrighters for the 2015-2016 award year:Student riding a bike with windmills in the background.

Lizeth Garcia (Politics, Philosophy and Economics, BA ‘13) is applying for the English Teaching Assistant Program to Mexico. She’s gained valuable tutoring experience working with Para Los Niños, a community organization that supports the education of Latino children. Since graduating from UW Tacoma, she’s worked as a legislative assistant at King County Council.

Maksim Rusev (Accounting, BA ’15) is passionate about Russian language and culture. He’s gone out of his way to learn the language, participating in a study abroad program in St. Petersburg, taking Russian classes at UW Seattle, and actively seeking out opportunities to practice with Native speakers. He is now hoping to return to Russia as a Fulbright Teaching Assistant.

Carmen Valenzuela-Burger (Global Studies, BA ’14) hopes to assistant-teach English at a university in Colombia. Since returning from a study abroad experience in Ireland she’s been working at our International Programs Office inspiring other students to spend time abroad. Oddly enough, her interest in Colombia was first piqued in Ireland, while hearing a presentation on Colombian refugees in Ecuador.

The Fulbright program offers several different types of scholarships and fellowships for U.S. students. Contact Cindy Schaarschmidt, Director, Student Fellowships & Awards for more information.

Written: 
October 20, 2014
Media contact: 

Hunter D. Henderson, Study Abroad Ambassador, Office of International Programs, uwtintl@uw.edu, 253-692-4426