Allison Zuckerman ’18 has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Germany. A history and German studies major at Hamilton, she studied at the University of Munich in 2016-17.
Zuckerman said receiving the Fulbright ETA will provide “the perfect opportunity to combine my passions for German and education. I've been learning German since freshman year of high school and studied abroad in Munich last year, where I interned at a bilingual elementary school, so I'm eager to return,” she said.
At Hamilton, Zuckerman is an English Language tutor with Project SHINE, a teacher’s assistant in German, and a research assistant for the History Department. She also enjoys performing incognito as Alex the Mascot for the Athletics Department.
Major: German Studies and History
Hometown: Hackettstown, N.J.
High School: Pope John XXIII Regional High School
Zuckerman taught English as a second language to a German family during her time abroad, and was a counselor at Einstein English Camp in Munich in spring 2017.
After her Fulbright year, Zuckerman said she plans to get a master’s degree in teaching English as a second language or intercultural communication from a German university. When she returns to the U.S., she hopes to continue her career in education as an ESL teacher.
The Fulbright ETA 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. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the Fulbright is the largest U.S. international exchange program.