Meredith Kivett '10 Receives Fulbright Teaching Assistantship to South Korea

Meredith Kivett ’10, a candidate for May graduation, has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to South Korea. She is a psychology and Hispanic studies major at Hamilton.

A Dean's List student, Kivett is an English tutor for Project SHINE where she teaches local refugees. She received ESOL tutor certification in December and is also a peer language tutor in Spanish. Kivett is a member of Psi Chi, the international honor society for psychology.

Kivett is co-director of the Study Buddies Program that brings inner-city middle and high school students to campus for tutoring and mentoring. She is also site coordinator for HAVOC and a student leader for make a Difference Day, the college’s annual community service day. Kivett is a certified Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) tax preparer for local low-income families. She studied in Spain in 2008 through Hamilton’s program there.

After her Fulbright year Kivett plans to pursue a career in public policy with a focus on education, possibly in the non-profit sector in an international or multicultural environment.

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.

Meredith Kivett is a graduate of Wellesley (Mass.) High School.
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