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Eight Columbia College affiliates awarded 2015-16 Fulbright U.S. Student grants

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Eight recently graduated seniors and alumni/ae have been awarded 2015-16 Fulbright U.S. Student grants. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the largest U.S. exchange program, offering grants for students and young professionals to undertake individually-designed international research and study projects or primary and secondary school teaching in English-language classrooms. During their grant periods, Fulbrighters meet, work, live with and learn from the people of their host country, sharing daily experiences and thereby promoting mutual understanding.  

The program currently awards approximately 1,900 grants annually in all fields of study and operates in more than 140 countries worldwide.  Fulbright U.S. Student Program alumni populate a range of professions and include ambassadors, members of Congress, judges, heads of corporations, university presidents, journalists, artists, professors and teachers. 

Congratulations to the Columbia College recipients of the 2015-16 Fulbright U.S. Student Program Grants:

Celia Bell CC’13 (Comparative Literature and Society)
Destination:  India
Project:  Gendered Voices in the Poetry of Luft un-Nisa Imtiyaz and Mah Laqa Bai

Joseph Betts CC’15 (Economics and Philosophy) 
Destination: Netherlands
Project: Sustainable Urban Housing Development and Classical Music Engagement

Rebecca Clark CC’13 (Drama and Theatre Arts and Ethnicity and Race Studies)
Destination: Brazil
Project: Race in Brazilian Theatrical Productions of the Western Canon 

Benjamin Spener CC’14 (Mathematics)
Destination: Mexico
Project: Binational Business

Erida Tosini-Corea CC’15 (Sustainable Development)
Destination: Brazil
Project: English Teaching Assistantship

Tracey Wang CC’15 (English)
Destination: Taiwan
Project: English Teaching Assistantship

Eric Wong CC’15 (Economics and Mathematics)
Destination: Finland
Project: Global Competitiveness: How Finland Fares in an Increasingly Globalized World

Hannah Wilentz CC’12 (Architecture)
Destination: Cyprus
Project: Art and Architectural History