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Emily Alinikoff Awarded Fulbright Teaching Assistantship to Turkey

Posted April 27, 2007
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Emily Alinikoff, a candidate for May graduation from Hamilton College, has been awarded a Fulbright Teaching Assistantship to Turkey, where she will teach English.

As a junior at Hamilton, Alinikoff studied abroad in Madrid through Hamilton's Academic Year in Spain program in 2005-06. While there she was an English tutor at the Universidad de San Pablo of Madrid. A government and Spanish major, she is currently a teaching assistant in the department of Hispanic Studies at Hamilton.

Alinikoff is a member of the editorial staff of Insights, Hamilton's social science publication, and served as a campus tour guide. She was an ESL tutor with Project Shine, where she taught English to refugees, and served as philanthropy chair of Phi Beta Chi. Alinikoff has been named to the Dean's List at Hamilton every semester since 2003.

After her Fulbright travel she hopes to pursue a law degree with a focus on international law and diplomacy. She is the daughter of Sally and Stephen Alinikoff of Sahara Drive in Kingston,  and a graduate of Wyoming Seminary.

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.

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