Linda Zhang ’13 has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Russia. A Russian studies and comparative literature major, she spent the 2011 summer and fall semesters studying at Bard-Smolny College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in St. Petersburg and Yaroslavl' Pedagogical State University.
At Hamilton she is a SHINE English Tutor for refugees in Utica; president of the Russian Club; a Hamilton College Slow Food E-board Member and events coordinator; and a Community Farm member.
Zhang spent last summer at MYBlock in New York City as a film production intern.
The daughter of Yi Mei Huang of Brooklyn and Fan Zhang of Niagara Falls, she graduated from Stuyvesant High School.
Upon her return to the U.S., Zhang plans to pursue graduate study in comparative literature and Russian Studies and continue to teach and tutor English to immigrants and refugees.
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.