Why did you apply for the Fulbright ETA in Mexico?
I wanted to use my bilingual skills in a way where I can help other students feel more comfortable with their English language abilities. As a first-generation Mexican-American, I understand the opportunities that have been open to me because I am a bilingual speaker, so I hope to emphasize this to other students as well.
What appeals to you about teaching in another country?
I want to understand how the education system abroad is different from the education system I’ve grown up in. This will be useful when I return to the United States and look into the difference I can make within the education field.
How did Hamilton prepare or motivate you to embark on this path?
The writing and oral communication skills I’ve developed at Hamilton helped me feel prepared and confident during the writing and interview process. Initiatives at Hamilton, like Project SHINE, have also supported me in developing my teaching abilities.
Anyi Rescalvo ’22
Major: Hispanic Studies Hometown: Bronx, N.Y.
High School: The Laboratory School of Finance and Technology
Activities: Senior Admission Fellow, DMC Student Ambassador, First-Year Course Mentor
Anything you’d like to add?
I’d like to give a special thanks to Ginny Dosch [student fellowship coordinator] for all the time she dedicated to helping me with the Fulbright application and preparing in every way possible. I would also like to thank my professors who never doubted that the Fulbright was something I could do and who supported me every step of the way.
The Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Program places recent college graduates and young professionals as English teaching assistants in primary and secondary schools or universities overseas. The goal is to improve foreign students’ English language abilities and knowledge of the United States while increasing the U.S. student’s own language skills and knowledge of the host country. ETAs may also pursue individual study/research plans in addition to their teaching responsibilities.