Rem Van Aiken Myers, a candidate for May graduation from Hamilton, has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) to Indonesia.
A theatre and biochemistry/molecular biology major, Myers is a Dean’s List student. He studied abroad at the London Dramatic Academy in 2010 and has served as both a theatre teaching assistant and chemistry research and teaching assistant. He plans to bring his varied teaching experiences to the Indonesian classroom and teach students about American songwriting and American culture through classic Disney songs and the folksy songs of Sufjan Stevens.
Myers received Hamilton’s Calvin Leslie Lewis Prize Scholarship in the Dramatic Arts in 2010. He has served as an orientation leader, been a DJ on Hamilton’s WHCL, and sung in the College Choir. Myers has had roles in productions of The Merchant of Venice, Naomi in the Living Room, Les Femmes Savantes and was director /co writer on Antigen Pantigen, an original musical.
Upon his return to the U.S. he plans to teach and science and theatre at the high school level and continue his involvement in theatre through directing.
Myers is the son of Susan and Rem Myers of Swampscott, Mass., and a graduate of St. George’s School.
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.