Charlotte Freed ’20 in Lisbon, Portugal.

Hamilton is proud to recognize our seniors who have been awarded national fellowships and scholarships, many of which involve international travel. The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, which oversees the Fulbright program, 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.

After studying abroad in Spain for a semester during her junior year, Charlotte Freed ’20 knew she would one day return. As the recipient of a Fulbright English teaching assistantship, she’ll have that opportunity starting in January.

“Our HCAYS program is wonderful and was a great opportunity to get to know Spain. It helped me realize that I wanted to spend more time in the country learning about it,” she said. “[Spain] has a unique and ingrained bilingual education system, which really interested me while I was there, and of course I loved the country,” said Freed.             

 About Charlotte Freed ’20

Major: World politics: Minors: French, Hispanic studies

Hometown: Gloucester, Mass.

High school: Manchester-Essex Regional High School

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A world politics major, Freed spent the semester prior to Spain studying in Dakar, Senegal. Spending the entire year abroad “solidified for me that I wanted to spend more time abroad post-grad, especially because I want to work in the international relations field,” she said.

On campus Freed has been an assistant and peer tutor for Hamilton’s Language Center. She will graduate with Phi Beta Kappa honors and is also a member of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honor society. Last summer Freed was a research intern with the American Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section in Washington, D.C.

Freed said she’s not sure what path she’ll take post Fulbright, but would like to secure a position in international relations and world politics that would include some more international travel and research. “Right when I get back, I’m sure I'll find an internationally oriented job in either Washington D.C., New York, or Boston,” she said. 

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