As an English major and Cognitive Science minor, I have focused my course of study on language, the process of language acquisition, the linguistics of the English language, and the literature of the United States and Britain.
In addition, through my university’s Take 5 Scholars Program and with the guidance of our Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies, I have explored an interdisciplinary study of Central and Eastern Europe, focusing on the region’s history, cultures, politics, and languages.
With my strong background in English literature and Polish studies, I am seeking a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Poland.
In addition to my native knowledge of English grammar, I am eager to share my passion for American literature and utilize the works of different authors andpoets—from Nathaniel Hawthorne to Maya Angelou—to open discussion about American history and culture.
To be eligible for the Fulbright Student Scholarship: The Fulbright Scholarship does not require a certain GPA for eligibility.
However, many colleges may have GPA requirements for their applicants to the Fulbright Program.I plan to pursue a career in international relations, focused on the region of Central and Eastern Europe with a particular interest in the area of education.My experience teaching English in Poland will be a cornerstone for developing this career.With thousands of applicants each year, the Fulbright is a competitive award.If you are serious about winning, get started on your application early.Applications are judged during November and December, and students begin receiving initial notification of their Fulbright application status at the end of January or beginning of February.At this time, they will learn whether or not they’ve made it to the next round of judging.This course of study sparked my interest in Poland.This interest was further fueled by my internship with the U. Department of State, where I worked alongside Foreign Service Officers who had served in Warsaw and directly observed Poland’s transition to democracy.I will be further aided in this venture by my previous teaching experiences and my strong communicative skills.In addition to my coursework, my extensive practical experience teaching English prepares me well for the role of an English Teaching Assistant.