08-09 Recipients

Past recipients by year: 17-18 16-17 | 15-16 14-15 | 13-14 | 12-13 | 11-1210-1109-1008-09 | 07-08

Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Japan Exchange and Teaching Program<
Fulbright Study/Research Grant Watson Fellowship

Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship

picture of jessica lainJessica Lian ’09 was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Hong Kong. Jessica’s Fulbright will take her to the Hong Kong Institute of Education, a public university-level institution, where she will teach English for approximately 20 hours per week. She also plans to organize an event for American university students and Hong Kong students to encourage cross-cultural exchange through meaningful discussions.  Upon returning from Hong Kong, Jessica hopes to earn a master degree. (Read More)

picture of kerry persenKerry Person ’09 was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Indonesia. Kerry will spend nine months teaching English to high school students in Jepara, Indonesia.  She’s excited to learn about Islam, the country’s economic and political development, and how to speak Bahasa Indonesia.  She plans to travel throughout the archipelago to experience broadly the culture and maybe even learn scuba diving! (Read more)

picture of theresa weaverTheresa Weaver ’09 was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Germany. Building on her experiences of tutoring at Bowdoin and teaching English in Korea, Theresa will teach American Studies and English to German high school students during her Fulbright experience.  In addition, she hopes to write for a local or school newspaper and possibly start an international club at her host school. After completing her Fulbright, Theresa plans to earn a PhD in German Studies. (Read more)

picture of kathryn yankuraKathryn Yankura ’08 was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Germany. During her Fulbright experience, Kathryn will teach American Studies and English to German high school students, an experience that supports her long-term goals of earning a PhD in German Studies and teaching German language, literature, and film at the college level.  Kathryn is eager to immerse herself fully in the German culture and plans to take classes at local university, volunteer, and join a local pool. (Read more)

Fulbright Study/Research Grant

picture of charles sternCharles Stern ’09 was awarded a Fulbright Grant to China. Since coming to Bowdoin, Charles has developed strong Chinese language skills and is currently completing an honors project in Asian Studies. These experiences have prepared him well for his yearlong Fulbright experience of full-time graduate study focused on Daoist history and philosophy at Sichaun University’s Institute of Religious Studies. Upon returning to the U.S., Charles plans to pursue a doctoral degree in Chinese history. (Read more)

picture of jimmy lindsayJimmy Lindsay ’09 was awarded a Fulbright Grant to Sweden. Jimmy will spend the 2009-10 academic year at Sweden’s Royal Institute of Technology.  There he will enroll in the Sustainable Energy Engineering masters program and pursue his research interest, the integration of renewable micro-generators into a distributed power grid. As an avid wind surfer, Jimmy is eager to join a local club and sail Sweden’s Eastern Baltic and West Coasts. (Learn more about Jimmy's research)


Japan Exchange and Teaching Program

Matthew Gray '09

Samantha Scully '09

Ikumi Crocoll '09

Watson Fellowship

picture of max goldsteinMax Goldstein ’07 was awarded a Watson Fellowship for his project Swimming Around the World: Creating Bridges between Communities. He aims to connect communities by completing four long distance swims over the very waters that divide them. Teaching swimming, he will engage with aquatic communities abroad and make each traverse a group effort, inciting a dialogue between people on both sides of the water. He will swim across the Strait of Gibraltar from Morocco to Spain, the Bosphorus and the Dardanalles from Asia to Europe, the Incan Island of the Sun in Lake Titicaca from Peru to Bolivia, and the Dead Sea from Jordan to Israel. Stay current with Max's blog. (Read more)