Leah Wolf, a candidate for May graduation from Hamilton, has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) to Germany. She is a computer science major and German minor at Hamilton and studied abroad at Universität Tübingen in Germany in 2013.
At Hamilton Wolf is a teaching assistant in the Computer Science department; staffs the Climbing Wall in the Fitness Center; is a pre-orientation leader for Hamilton Outdoor Leadership; a member of the Marathon Canoe Racing Team; a member of the Outing Club and trip leader. Wolf conducted computer science research at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in summer 2012, and at Hamilton in 2011.
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.
Upon her return to the U.S, Wolf hopes to teach German, computer science or both at the high school level.
She is the daughter of Marty and Linda Wolf of Bemidji, Minn., and a graduate of Bemidji High School.