Grace Lee, a candidate for May graduation from Hamilton, has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Russia. A Russian studies major, she spent the 2011-12 academic year studying at Bard-Smolny College in St. Petersburg, Russia, where she served as an English tutor.
During the summer of 2012, Lee examined the relationship between Russian politics and folklore through an Emerson Grant. She is a Russian tutor, a teaching assistant in the Russian Department and a resident advisor at Hamilton. Lee received the ESOL Tutoring certificate and worked with refugees in Utica.
Lee works as an Audio Visual Technical Assistant and is staff director, publicity director and a DJ for Hamilton College radio WHCL.
She is the daughter of Jeonghun Lee of Radnor, Pa., and Sunny Ban of Seoul, Korea. Lee graduated from Radnor High School.
Upon return to the U.S., she would like to either find a job that will utilize her Russian skills and political science background, or she will pursue a graduate program in international relations with a Russian focus.
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.