Sam Bishop, a candidate for May graduation, has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) to Indonesia. He is an English major at Hamilton.
Bishop served as a Project SHINE tutor for refugees in Utica, also tutors through the America Reads program and is in the TESOL training seminar teaching a full class of students. He is an Admissions summer tour guide and a WHCL radio DJ.
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 his return to the U.S, Bishop hopes to enter into a graduate teaching program and become a high school English teacher.
He is the son of Charles and Margaret Bishop of Portland, Ore., and a graduate of The Catlin Gabel School.