UAA graduate, Rebekah Moras, presented with U.S. Student Fulbright Award

by Kathleen McCoy  |   

Moras will travel to Germany to teach English as a foreign language.

The U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board recently announced that UAA graduate Rebekah Moras was awarded a prestigious U.S. Student Fulbright Award scholarship to travel to Germany to teach English as a foreign language.  Moras is one of more than 1,300 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad for the 2007-2008 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.

Rebekah Moras, B.A. in Psychology with a minor in German, will spend a year abroad working at a vocational school in Lübeck, Germany.  She will help German students improve their English language abilities and knowledge of the United States, while also increasing her own German language and cross-cultural skills.  Her travels will provide her many opportunities for personal development and international experience.

"I'm most excited about meeting my students," said Rebekah.  "This will be a great adventure and I hope to be a positive influence in the lives of those I work with.  It's very important to me that I make a good impression as an American."

"Some advice for other students seeking awards and scholarships:  get a mentor that can challenge you and take advantage of the resources that UAA offers.  It's important to know what your strengths and passions are, and highlight what is truly unique about yourself."

Established in 1946, the Fulbright Program, America's flagship international educational exchange program, aims to increase mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and other countries, through the exchange of persons, knowledge and skills.  The Fulbright Program has provided approximately 279,500 people - 105,400 Americans who have studied, taught or researched abroad and 174,100 students, scholars and teachers from other countries who have engaged in similar activities in the United States - with the opportunity to observe each others' political, economic, educational and cultural institutions, to exchange ideas and to embark on joint ventures of importance to the general welfare of the world's inhabitants.  The program operates in over 150 countries worldwide.  

Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields.  Fulbright recipients are among more than 30,000 individuals participating in U.S. Department of State exchange programs each year.  

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