Alex Rudow, a candidate for May graduation from Hamilton, has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) to Taiwan. A world politics major at Hamilton, she studied abroad at Sciences Po Bordeaux in France in 2013.
At Hamilton Rudow is a Levitt Scholar, a group of students selected by faculty members for their outstanding research and communication skills. The Scholars present about research, study abroad and other topics at local high schools. Rudow is also a Levitt Social Innovation Fellow; class representative for Hamilton’s Student Assembly and a member of its Health and Safety Committee and its Food Committee; and has served as a resident advisor. She interned for U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin (Maryland) during the summer of 2013.
She is the daughter of Gillian and William Rudow of Baltimore, Md., and a graduate of Friends School.
The Fulbright ETA Program, an element of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, places U.S. students as English teaching assistants in schools or universities overseas, thus improving foreign students’ English language abilities and knowledge of the United States while increasing their own language skills and knowledge of the host country. ETAs may also pursue individual study/research plans in addition to their teaching responsibilities.
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the Fulbright program is the largest U.S. international exchange program offering opportunities for students, scholars, and professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide.
Upon her return to the U.S., Rudow hopes to help improve the public education system in Maryland. She plans to pursue a master’s degree in international education or education policy, then a career in education policy focused on urban education, with the government or with a non-profit organization.