Abbey Zeidler '03 Awarded Fulbright
She'll Teach English in South Korea
Contact: Holly Foster 315-859-4068
April 7, 2003
Abigail Zeidler, a candidate for May graduation from Hamilton College, has been awarded a Fulbright Teaching Assistantship. She will teach English as a foreign language in South Korea.
The purpose of the Fulbright Program is to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries through the exchange of persons, knowledge and skills. The program is designed to give recent college graduates opportunities for personal development and international experience.
It offers invaluable opportunities to meet and work with people of the host country, sharing daily life as well as professional and creative insights. The program promotes cross-cultural interaction and mutual understanding on a person-to-person basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity and intellectual freedom. The primary source of funding for the Fulbright Program is an annual appropriation made by Congress to the Department of State. The U.S. Student Program awards approximately 900 grants annually and currently operates in more than 140 countries worldwide.
Zeidler is an anthropology major at Hamilton. She is a certified English Spoken as a Second Language (ESOL) tutor, and tutors at the Mohawk Valley Refugee Center in Utica. In 2001 she participated in New York University's program in Prague, Czech Republic., were she had an internship providing conversational English lessons to a Czech senator. She is also a member of the Hamilton women's varsity lacrosse team.
Zeidler is the daughter of William Zeidler of Forest Ridge Road in Haddam, Conn.