The University of Iowa

In the news: UI graduate takes her love of languages to Germany on a Fulbright grant

June 20th, 2018

By Emily Creery, The Daily Iowan 

Having recently earned “alumna” status as a 2018 University of Iowa graduate, Lucy Patterson is eager to take her long-fostered love of languages and use it in practice as she goes abroad to Germany on a Fulbright Grant.

With a major in French and a minor in German, few are more prepared than Patterson to be thrust into a different culture, where she will work as an English teaching assistant.

“I did what came easy to me and what I was good at for my major,” Patterson said. “I have been practicing French since kindergarten, so I knew that I would be OK.”

Although she has yet to know which school she will be placed at, Patterson will be in Germany for the academic year, starting Aug. 28  and running through June 30, 2019.