For Immediate Release
May 1, 2013
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BROCKPORT, NY—Laura Clark, a senior at The College at Brockport, State University of New York, is the recipient of a prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Award. The Fulbright Award will send Clark, a Spanish and Women and Gender Studies double major, to Spain for 10 months after she graduates from Brockport this spring.
Clark will be placed in a classroom, where she will serve as an English Teaching Assistant.
“I’ll be teaching students ranging anywhere from little kids to college students,” Clark says. “I’ll be assisting in teaching English and transmitting US culture. As a language enthusiast, it’s exciting to find ways to teach people.”
The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to “increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.” Recipients are chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential, and are provided with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.
“I think, in a lot of ways, that winning the Fulbright will set me apart,” says Clark, a native of Marcy, NY. “There seems to be a universal respect for this program. Its name holds a lot of power. I think winning it shows my dedication and my will to really work hard and commit myself to whatever I’m doing.”
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