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Samantha Westphal
Argentina calls grad

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Maddie
UI international studies and German major Madeline Kaiser, a native of Orono, MN, was awarded a United States Teaching Assistantship at Austrian Secondary Schools and will headed to Vienna this fall to teach at two secondary schools. 

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Sixteen University of Iowa Students and alumni have been awarded Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants to conduct research, attend graduate school, undertake creative projects, or serve as English teaching assistants abroad in 2017–18. This number surpass
Funds will be used for research, writing, teaching abroad

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Kaché Claytor, Social media coordinator for University of Iowa Office of Strategic Communication, works at her computer in her office in Iowa City on Wednesday, May. 10, 2017. Claytor received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Award. (Stephen Mally/T
Meet a few of this year's recipients

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Henry Hartzler
As an elementary education major with an added endorsement in teaching English as a second language (ESL) and a minor in Spanish, Henry Hartzler envisions his English Teaching Assistantship to the Asturias region of Spain will deepen his ability to work with Spanish-speaking immigrant students in the future. Hartzler, an avid rock climber, also plans to organize an after-school youth climbing club.

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Three UI undergraduates awarded prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

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Katherine Will
English courses that introduced Katherine Will to Spanish literature sparked her interest to develop her writing in two languages. As a language-learning assistant in Argentina, Will plans to use her Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to promote an appreciation for language and dialect diversity.

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Samantha Westphal
Samantha Westphal envisions starting a student health club in Argentina with her Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship. Westphal also plans to promote peace and cultural exchange through education as a teaching assistant at teacher-training colleges.

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Scott Sulzener
A Fulbright U.S. Student Program Study/Research award will allow Scott Sulzener to conduct research critical to his dissertation on Protestant convents that existed in Germany more than a century ago. Sulzener plans to use his Fulbright grant to explore the intersection of gender and power in the German provinces.

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Kelsey O'Donnell
Many different experiences with UI international students from China and Taiwan interested Kelsey O'Donnell to understand Taiwanese culture and language. She credits these deep relationships with providing new perspectives on life, education, and the world. With a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship, O’Donnell plans to teach at local schools and volunteer with the Girl Scouts of Taiwan.

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