Five Seniors Awarded Fulbright Fellowships

Story posted May 10, 2007

Five seniors have earned Fulbright Fellowships, which provide funding for study or teaching abroad for one year to promote cross-cultural interaction and increase mutual understanding between people of the U.S. and other countries through educational and cultural exchange.

Jordan Krechmer '07 hopes to increase cross-cultural understanding through personal diplomacy and teach cultural differences, American culture and Judaic culture to German students.

Andrew McDonald '07 will be teaching in Linz, Austria, where he hopes to further his understanding of the German language and culture.

Hillary Pietricola '07 plans to spend her time as an English teaching assistant in Germany, where she hopes to further develop her teaching skills with the eventual goal of teaching at the university level.

Dawn Riebeling '07 will complete a research project on the coordination process behind the European Consensus on Development in Brussels.

Karen Tang '07 is off to Japan where she will explore the causes of rising mature divorce rates by reviewing scholarly articles, analyzing statistical evidence and conducting interviews.

Two Bowdoin graduates have also been awarded Fulbright Fellowships.

JaeIn Lee '06 will conduct an in-depth study of the social and cultural changes brought about by Korean immigration to Argentina.

Mara Partridge '05 will use her Fulbright to intern in a Mexican company during the day and attend classes at a Mexican business school in the evenings. Partridge plans to pursue a career in international business and economic development.

Proposals were evaluated based upon the extent to which the candidates and the project might help advance the program's aim.

The Fulbright program was created in 1946 through the efforts of Arkansas Senator J. William Fulbright and sponsored by the U.S. State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Operating worldwide, the Fulbright Program provides funds for students, scholars and professionals to undertake graduate study, advanced research, university teaching and teaching in elementary and secondary schools abroad.

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