Marketa Crandle '10 Will Spend Year Teaching in Thailand Under Fulbright Grant

Marketa Crandle ’10 has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Thailand. She is an anthropology major at Hamilton.

Crandle is a Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) student. She studied abroad at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, in 2009. She is a tutor with Project SHINE, where she teaches English to immigrants and refugees and assists with citizenship preparation. Crandle also tutors children in an after-school program at Thea Bowman House in Utica, and has served on the Wellin Hall technical crew. She is the recipient of the Benjamin H. Gilman International Scholarship.

After completion of her Fulbright year, she plans to return to the U.S. to pursue a master’s degree in psychological anthropology, studying theories on the connection between language culture and the mind.

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.

Crandle is a graduate of High School of Telecommunication Arts & Technology (Brooklyn).
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