Emily Johnston '10 Awarded Fulbright Teaching Assistantship to Germany

Emily Johnston '10
Emily Johnston '10

Emily Johnston, a candidate for May graduation from Hamilton, has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) to Germany.

A history major at Hamilton, Johnston studied in Freiburg, Germany, in 2009. She also spent a semester studying in Namibia and traveled to Russia with a Hamilton College trip in 2007.

After completion of the Fulbright Grant she plans to find work in Germany or teach at a private school in the U.S.

Johnston is a member of Hamilton Alumni Leadership Training (HALT), was inducted into the Was Los Honor Society, and is a member of hip-hop dance group HEAT. She served as a resident advisor and led an Alternative Spring break group in 2008. Johnson is a member of Gamma Xi sorority and served as its rush chair.

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.

Emily Johnston '10 is a graduate of Hingham (Mass.) High School.

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