Emily Zeidler '10 Awarded Fulbright Teaching Assistantship to Indonesia
Emily Zeidler ’10 has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Indonesia. She is an anthropology major at Hamilton.
Zeidler studied abroad in Argentina through Butler University’s program in 2008. At Hamilton she is a member of Hamilton Alumni Leadership Training (HALT), senior class leadership activities to build relations with alumni. She is a member of the Hamilton College Choir and the a capella group Tumbling After. Zeidler also has participated in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA) through which student volunteers received IRS certification to prepare tax returns for low-income families.
After her Fulbright year, Zeidler plans to apply for graduate programs in economic development and then work in international economic development.
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.
Emily Zeidler is a graduate of Mercy High School (Conn.)