UI student receives a Fulbright U.S. Student Program award in creative writing to Philippines 

Drew Calvert

Name: Andrew Calvert

Hometown: I was born in Houston but grew up in Singapore

Type of Fulbright Award: Fulbright Study/Research Award

Degree and Field of Study: M.F.A., Creative Writing, 2017

Research/Teaching: I'll be doing research for a historical novel set in the Philippines in the early twentieth century.

What drew you to this field of study? I've always been interested in the lesser-known chapters of American history, especially our complicated legacy abroad.

How do you envision this will change your life? It will introduce me to a new community of writers and scholars, and a whole new world of stories. That's what I'm most excited about in addition to doing my research: meeting Filipino writers and learning about their projects. 

What advice do you have for future students interested in pursuing a Fulbright award? Start early and take advantage of the great resources available to you!
 

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