Jamie Waters Receives Fulbright Award to Cambodia
August 20, 2019
Jamie Waters, a marketing and marketing analytics student in the College of Business and Economics, has been selected for a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) award to Cambodia. The ETA program places Fulbrighters in classrooms abroad to provide assistance to local English teachers. ETAs help teach English while serving as cultural ambassadors for the U.S. Waters is one of two ETAs selected to Cambodia this award cycle. Prior to this award, Waters also received a Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship and a Freeman ASIA Award.
The Fulbright program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people in the United States and the people of other countries. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields. The program operates in more than 160 countries worldwide. As a grantee, Waters joins the ranks of distinguished participants in the program, which includes 59 Nobel Laureates, 82 Pulitzer Prize winners, 72 MacArthur Fellows, 16 Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients, and thousands of leaders across the private, public and non-profit sectors.
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