Colleen Hayes ’12 Earns Fulbright Teaching Assistantship
Colleen Hayes ’12 has been awarded an Austrian Fulbright Teaching Assistantship for the 2013-14 academic year.
She will be teaching in two high schools in Wels, Austria, beginning Sept. 19. Meanwhile, Ryan Sanders ’12 will be completing the second year of his own teaching assistantship in Austria.
“I’ll be aiding two English teachers in the classroom through discussion leading and cultural lessons,” Colleen says. “This is to build the students’ conversational abilities and learn a bit more about American culture from the source.”
The teaching assistantship offers the opportunity for participants to be cultural ambassadors, develop professional skills, network internationally and live and travel in a new place. A native of Berkeley Heights, N.J., Colleen was a German Studies and English major who graduated last May.
Over the past 19 years, Guilford students with German majors and minors have received 25 Fulbright-related awards for teaching in Germany and Austria. The awards offer full support for traveling and living abroad.
Dave Limburg, professor of German foreign languages, coordinates the opportunities for the students.