Claire Ramsay, a 2003 cum laude graduate of Hamilton, has been awarded a Fulbright Grant to Morocco. She will study the influence that francophone newspapers have on choice of language in Moroccan universities. Ramsay plans to study at the University Mohammed V and l'Institute Superieur de l'Information et de Communication in Rabat.
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. It is designed to give recent college graduates opportunities for personal development and international experience.
The program 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.