William Ford '10 Awarded Fulbright Teaching Assistantship to Malaysia

William Ford ’10 has been awarded a Fulbright Teaching Assistantship to Malaysia. He is a religious studies major at Hamilton.

Ford taught English and American culture to Vietnamese university students with Volunteers in Asia during summer 2009. He also conducted an independent study project in Vietnam through the School for International training and wrote an analysis of the development and current status of religious freedom in Vietnam.

At Hamilton Ford is a four-year member of the varsity soccer team was elected captain for his senior season. He served on Hamilton’s Honor Court during his freshman and sophomore years, and was a member of the Hamilton College Appeals Board as a junior. After completing his Fulbright Ford plans to return to the U.S. and apply for the Foreign Service.

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.

William Ford is a graduate of the Collegiate School.
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