MONTICELLO, AR — Marie-Laure Lebrun of France and Beatriz Rosa-Dominguez of Spain have been awarded grants from the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program to serve as teaching assistants at the University of Arkansas at Monticello while taking courses at UAM during the 2016-17 academic year.
LeBrun will teach French while Rosa-Dominguez will teach Spanish.
While in the United States, Lebrun and Rosa-Dominguez will share their languages and cultures with U.S. communities to inspire Americans to travel and study overseas, and make U.S. citizens better prepared to engage with businesses, governments, and organizations abroad, according to Mark Spencer, dean of the UAM School of Arts and Humanities.
Lebrun and Rosa-Dominguez are two of nearly 400 young educators from 50 countries travelling to the United States in the 2016-2017 academic year through the Fulbright FLTA Program to help internationalize U.S. colleges and universities, a key goal of many institutions as they prepare students for the 21st century workforce and globalized world. Recipients of Fulbright FLTA grants are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential. Fulbright FLTA scholarships are awarded by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.
Marie-Laure Lebrun (left) and Beatriz Rosa-Dominguez (right).
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