GW among Top Fulbright Producers

Twelve students are teaching English and conducting research abroad.

February 22, 2017

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The George Washington University has once again placed among the top producers of Fulbright scholars, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs recently announced.

Twelve GW undergraduate and graduate students won Fulbright awards for 2016-17, teaching English and conducting research projects in several countries, including Israel, Spain, Germany, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Malaysia, Czech Republic, Austria, Mexico, Jordan and South Korea.

The brainchild of GW alumnus and U.S. Sen. J. William Fulbright, LLB ’34, the Fulbright Scholarship Program provides funding for study and research abroad in a range of disciplines.

“Being named a Fulbright top-producing institution recognizes GW's commitment to educating globally engaged citizens,” said Paul Hoyt-O'Connor, director of the Center for Undergraduate Fellowships and Research. “I am thrilled for our students and the opportunities they will have to forge lasting relationships with the citizens of other nations. I'm also proud how the university's faculty and staff together have prepared our students to become future leaders, equipped to meet the challenges of our diverse world.”

The recipients included:

  • Peri Buch—research—Israel
  • Christina Carpenter—English Teaching Assistant (ETA)—Spain
  • Kathryn Densford—Austria—"Beyond Vienna: The Collapse of Provincial Austria in the First World War"
  • Alexandra Drexler—ETA—Germany
  • Karim Farishta—research—Sri Lanka
  • Olivia Franklin—ETA—Vietnam
  • Alissa Fromkin—Israel—"Religion, State and Gender: Being Transgender in Israel"
  • Lillian Frost—Jordan—"Redefining Co-Nationals: Variations in Jordan’s Citizenship Policies over Time"
  • Kelsey Hatchitt—ETA—Malaysia
  • Lianna Havel—ETA—Czech Republic
  • Benjamin Young—South Korea—"Globalizing the Korean Conflict: North and South Korean Competition in the Third World"
  • Lillie Zacharakis—Binational Business Grant—Mexico