Eli Remillard '12 to Teach English in Mongolia Through Fulbright
By Holly Foster 315-859-4068
May 1, 2012
Eli Remillard ’12, a candidate for May graduation, has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Mongolia. A Dean’s List student, Remillard is a history major at Hamilton.
Earlier this year he was elected to Phi Alpha Theta, the history honor society. Remillard played varsity football from 2008 – 2010 and participated in a football outreach program with intercity youth. He also served as a Study Buddy tutor of Utica middle school students.
Remillard worked as a substitute teacher in the Albany City School District for the past two summers.
After his return from Mongolia, Remillard plans to pursue a master’s degree in museum education with a focus on Asian art.
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.
Remillard is the son of Patrick and Seana Remillard of Peru, N.Y., and is a graduate of Peru Jr.-Sr. High School.