Fulbright recipients to teach overseas

One UW-Eau Claire student and two recent university graduates have been offered 2015-16 Fulbright U.S. Student awards for English teaching assistantships abroad. The recipients who accept their awards will teach in their host countries from fall 2015 through spring 2016.

Blugolds who have been offered Fulbright U.S. Student awards for 2015-16 are Angela Koch, a senior art education major from Manitowoc, who has been offered a Fulbright English teaching assistantship in Bulgaria; Karlene Groshek, a 2011 Spanish liberal arts graduate from Stevens Point, who has been offered an English teaching assistantship in Turkey; and Claire Lind, a December 2014 elementary education graduate from Berlin, who also has been offered an English teaching assistantship in Turkey.

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program of the United States, and recipients represent the U.S. as cultural ambassadors while they are overseas. There are more than 100,000 Fulbright U.S. Student program alumni who have received grants since the program began in 1948.

Photo caption: Angela Koch, one of three  2015-16 Fulbright U.S. Student award recipients from UW-Eau Claire, was a student teacher at North High School in Eau Claire.