Danielle Gauthier ’15 has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) to Germany. A German studies and English literature major at Hamilton, she studied abroad at Universität Tübingen, in Tübingen, Germany, in spring 2014.
While in Germany, Gauthier tutored children in English as a Second Language. At Hamilton she has served as an ESOL volunteer tutor, teaching English to two Vietnamese immigrants through the Levitt Center's SHINE program and Hamilton's education classes for Methods of Tutoring ESOL and the TESOL Teacher Training Seminar. Gauthier will graduate with a certificate for 30 hours of tutor training as well as a certificate for 70 hours of teacher training.
She received the Duell Prize in German at Hamilton. She is a Writing Center tutor, teaching assistant in German and a member of Hamilton Hunt and Dressage. Gauthier is the daughter of Lesley and Richard Gauthier of Webster, N.H., and graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy.
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.