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Four McDaniel students receive Fulbright awards to teach abroad

April 20, 2017

McDaniel College


Four McDaniel students have received prestigious Fulbright awards for the 2017–2018 academic year. Seniors Ema Barnes and Jaime Calderon and graduate students Mariah Ligas and Maggie Myers have been named Fulbright finalists for English Teaching Assistantships (ETA) to teach English in the Czech Republic, Andorra, Romania and South Korea, respectively.

This is the fourth consecutive year that a McDaniel student has been named a Fulbright recipient. A total of 10 McDaniel students have ever been awarded Fulbright scholarships.

This year’s four Fulbright recipients are eagerly anticipating experiencing new cultures and sharing their own culture with their students and the people of the towns and villages where they will live. They all feel that they have as much to learn as they have to teach.

“South Korea is one of the leading countries in education. As an aspiring teacher, I want to be exposed to as many teaching methods as possible in order to ensure that I am proving the best education for my students,” says Myers, who is from Finksburg, Md. “I felt as though South Korea could provide that for me.”