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Derek Brooks '12
Brooks earned a degree in government and legal studies with a minor in German. In keeping with his experiences at Bowdoin and given his French and German language skills, Brooks envisions joining the Foreign Service and pursuing graduate study focused on international relations or European history leading to a college-level teaching career. Brooks’ Austrian Government Teaching Assistantship will take him to Vienna where he will teach English and American culture, and work with an international refugee association. (Read more)
Zachary Crawford '12
Originally from New Orleans, Crawford double-majored in German and government and legal studies at Bowdoin. During his teaching assistantship, Crawford will live in St. Pölten, a small town about an hour outside Vienna, and teach English to students in grades 5-13. Given his interest in government, Crawford also plans to intern with a political group or to start a blog for Americans about Austrian politics. Currently a teaching assistant for the German Department, Crawford’s future plans include teaching German at the high school level, participating in Teach for America and pursuing a master’s degree in German. (Read more)
Nicholas Powell '12
A German major and philosophy minor from New Hampshire, Powell is looking forward to spending a year in the small western Austria town of Rankweil, where he will teach English part-time to students in grades 5-13. He also plans to travel throughout Europe, including to his former home city of St. Gallen, Switzerland, and to visit family in Germany. His evolving long-term goals may include using his German language skills in a workplace in Europe or the U.S. (Read more)
Ellen Kimball '11
Ellen, who graduated from Bowdoin as a German and history double major with a minor in Latin American Studies, will pursue graduate studies in linguistics at Germany's Humboldt University thanks to the DAAD German Academic Exchange Service.
Samuel Frizell '12
The DAAD InternXchange program offers young journalism students an opportunity to immerse themselves in the society and culture of Germany. Samuel will spend six weeks during the summer of 2012 studying journalism at the Freie Universität’s International Center for Journalism followed by a five-week internship with a German media, press, or public relations organization.
Kristopher Klein '12
A double major in Latin American Studies and Spanish, Kris will spend his summer volunteering with Youth Vision Uganda where he will help build functional classrooms thanks to his selection as a Davis 100 Projects for Peace award recipient. (Read more)
Bryce Ledner '11
Recipients of the ISP spend five months in Berlin working in conjunction with members of the German Bundestag, giving them the opportunity to experience first hand the mechanics of the German parliamentary system.
Laura Armstrong '12
Armstrong coupled a history major with teaching minor during her time at Bowdoin. She will teach English part-time and hopes to volunteer with at least two types of organizations — one focused on women’s issues and a second aimed at promoting sustainable business or conservation. Armstrong is also eager to learn more about Costa Rican public art. After her Fulbright experience, she plans to complete her teaching certificate in high school social studies through Bowdoin’s Teacher Scholars Program and says she would one day love to use her Spanish language skills teaching in a bilingual school. (Read more)
Elijah Garrard '12
Garrard graduated with a double major in Spanish and Latin American studies and a minor in film studies. He first became interested in language teaching while studying abroad in Buenos Aires, where he worked as an English tutor with adult members of the Kolla indigenous community. While in Argentina with the Fulbright, in addition to teaching English, he plans to involve local children in a community art project, teaching them to tell personal and family stories through the medium of comics. He also hopes to organize an oral history project to record the stories of community members and older citizens in particular. Upon completing his Fulbright, Garrard intends to continue teaching English in the U.S. and abroad, possibly as a member of the Peace Corps. In the future, he expects to pursue an advanced degree in teaching English to speakers of other languages or Spanish. (Read more)
Daniel Jeong '12
At Bowdoin, Jeong has pursued a double major in sociology and government and legal studies. Jeong was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to teach English part-time to secondary students in Korea, where he would also like to join a local music group to learn about Korean music and undertake a small independent study examining delinquency among students. Following his Fulbright experience, Jeong is looking forward to graduate study in education and sociology. (Read more)
Shazeda Ahmed '12 (Declined Award)
Alex Carpenter '10
At Bowdoin, Alex majored in chemistry (in which he received honors) and minored economics. He will be studying inorganic chemistry at the University of California in San Diego. (Read More)
Sarah Luppino '10
Sarah graduated from Bowdoin with honors in her chemistry major. She also minored in Italian. Sarah will be at MIT carrying out research in chemical synthesis. (Read More)
Sarah Siwak '13
Siwak has been selected for a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship to study intensive advanced Russian during the summer of 2012. A Russian and anthropology double major and film studies minor, Siwak will spend eight weeks at Bashkir State Pedagogical University in Ufa, the capital and largest city of the Republic of Bashkortostan, Russia. (Read More)
Chantal Croteau '12
Chantal, who majored in psychology, has been selected for a Princeton in Asia fellowship in Bangsak, Thailand. In Bangsak, Chantal teaches English to students ages 12-18 at the 35th Rajaprajanugroh School. She also helps coach the school's track team and tutor elementary students in English.
Shannon Grimes '14
Shannon is a double major studying government and legal studies as well as French. Active in advocating for environmental responsibility since high school, Shannon was instrumental in founding the Green Bowdoin Alliance and served as its president during her sophomore year. She is particularly interested in encouraging the support and consumption of local food, and plans to research local food production while studying abroad in Cameroon during the Fall of 2012. She is also involved in Taste for Change, a Bowdoin group that organizes dinners to raise money for local charities. (Read More)
Sheela Turbek '13
The Udall Foundation recognized Sheela for her commitment to the environment and leadership skills. Sheela's dedication to the environment is apparent not only through her Environmental Studies minor (her majors are biology and Spanish), but also through her extra-curriciular activities. Sheela received a Psi UPsilon Fellowship through which she spent a summer with Cultivating Community, a Portland organization that provides low-income people with organic produce. Sheela also received the Global Citizens Grant, through which she volunteered on two small organic farms in Ecuador. (Read More)
Teona Williams '12
"A Search for Playtime: Understanding the Meaning of Nature Among Marginalized Groups"
India, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Dominican Republic
Teona will spend her Watson year visiting developing countries with a mixture of social classes and "breathtaking landscapes". The nations she will visit have also all experienced colonialism, and so have been exposed to Western values, including, perhaps, the Western perception of nature. Williams hopes to collect oral histories of community members to explore their relationship with nature and supplement these narratives by visiting national parks to observe who has access to natural spaces. Follow Teona on her adventure through her blog on the Bangor Daily News website. (Read more)
Teona Williams '12 becomes Bowdoin's latest Watson Fellow. (Read more)
Mariya Ilyas '13 reflects on summer in Pakistan (Read more)
Watson winner Josh Magno '11 gears up for a year or exploring connections between societal hardships and art (Read More)
Willy Oppenheim '09 awarded a Rhodes Scholarship.
Rebecca Silva '11 wins DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship
Max Goldstein '07 receives Watson Fellowship for his project titled "Swimming Around the World: Creating Bridges between Communities."
Steven Holleran '08 was awarded a Watson Fellowship for his project titled "Fading into the Blue". Visit Steve's blog.