Allison Weibel ’14 will spend next year teaching in Argentina through a Fulbright Award.
“This experience will allow me to experience and new place and culture, while continuing to develop my Spanish fluency and giving me exposure to educational systems in other countries,” Weibel said.
An alumna of the Teach for America program at Marian University, Weibel graduated with endorsements in Spanish and English as a Second Language and teaches Spanish at a charter school serving low-income families.
“I applied to the teaching fellowship rather than the research scholarship, as it more closely tied to my goals and interests,” Weibel said. “I chose Argentina, because of its culture, language, and intriguing economic and political scene.”
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers research, study, and teaching opportunities in more than 140 countries to recent graduates and graduate students. During their grants, students will meet, work, live with, and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences.
The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think.