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Fulbright Gives Broadwell ’20 the Chance to Teach in Taiwan


Hamilton is proud to recognize seniors who have been awarded national fellowships and scholarships, many of which involve international travel. The U.S. Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs will delay the start date of 2020-2021 Fulbright U.S. Student Programs until after January 1, 2021. This revised January start date assumes that the travel warning levels have been reduced by that time.

Eleni Broadwell ’20, the recipient of a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship, is eager to teach English in Taiwan next year. “Taiwan has made great strides in the past few decades to move away from rote learning and make schooling more interactive,” Broadwell said. “There’s a greater emphasis on critical thinking skills and the arts, which I think is wonderful.”

Broadwell said she chose to apply for the Fulbright in Taiwan because, while conducting research on Asian countries, she learned more about Taiwan’s rich political history. “[It] has influenced the country’s linguistic cultures, food cultures, and contemporary political landscape,” she said. “As a history major, I thought it would be a fascinating place to explore.”

Broadwell took part in Hamilton’s Program in Washington, D.C., in the fall of 2018 and studied in Perugia, Italy, the following spring. While in Italy she tutored high school students in English. Last summer she was professional learning projects intern at the New York Historical Society.

About Eleni Broadwell ’20

Major: history; Minor: government

Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y.

High School: The Beacon School

 

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On campus Broadwell has served as a Writing Center tutor and has been active with Hamilton’s Career Center Connect Team. She is a member of the Hamilton Alumni Leadership Training (HALT) program, and the Italian club, Gli Hamiltoniani.

Broadwell is undecided on her plans when she returns to the U.S. but will consider graduate school or law school. “I am certain, however, that I want to make foreign language learning a major part of my life, whether for a job or for personal enrichment,” she added. “I started learning foreign languages in sixth grade, and I don’t want to stop now!”

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