Caroline Grunewald, a candidate for May graduation from Hamilton, has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) to Germany. A comparative literature major at Hamilton, she studied abroad at Universität Tübingen, in Tübingen, Germany in 2014 though Tufts Study Abroad Program.
A Deans List student, Grunewald is a teaching assistant in Hamilton’s German Department. She is acoustic coordinator for the Hamilton Campus Activities Board, where she manages the budget, book musicians, negotiates contracts, and organizes and runs four acoustic concerts per semester. While studying in Germany Grunewald volunteered as an English teaching assistant at a primary school. She also served as a research and editorial assistant in Hamilton’s Comparative Literature Department. Since 2011 Grunewald has been a volunteer ski instructor at Double H Ranch in Lake Luzerne, teaching skiing to children with cognitive and physical disabilities.
She is the daughter of Martha and William Grunewald of Pittsburgh and a graduate of Mount Lebanon High 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.