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Georgia Southern students advance as Fulbright semifinalists

Two Georgia Southern students and one alumna are semifinalists for selection as 2019-2020 Fulbright English Teaching Assistants. Emily Pressler, a senior Spanish and French major, Michael Casteel, a senior computer science major, and alumna Adom Abatkun (‘18), who earned a degree in criminal justice and criminology, applied last fall for the opportunity to teach English in other countries.

All three students worked for months on their applications before interviewing with the campus Fulbright committee. The national screening committee then selected these students to move on to the next round. Fulbright’s National Screening Committee selected the students to move on to the next round, and they are now waiting for a decision to be made by selection committees in their respective, potential host countries.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program supports individual study/research projects and English teaching assistantships in other countries. Any senior or alumni may apply for these awards.



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