Charlotte Hickey ’11 has been awarded a Fulbright grant to Germany. She will spend the 2011-12 academic year at Ludwig-Maximilians –Universitat of Munich, researching the roles of nurses at former euthanasia site Kaufbeuren and their transition back into German society. She hopes to understand the impact of outside forces on the evolution of post-war German society and in particular the role of the early encounters between Germans and Americans and will investigate their initial interactions.
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers fellowships for U.S. graduating college seniors, graduate students, young professionals and artists to study abroad for one academic year.
A German studies and history major, Hickey studied abroad in Munich during her junior year. She is a German tutor, a member of the German Club and Hamilton Democrats. Hickey participated in Study Buddies, a student tutoring/mentoring program, and plays club soccer.
She is a graduate of St. Paul’s School. After her Fulbright year in Germany Hickey plans to attend the BMW Center for German and European studies at Georgetown University.
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.
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.