Senior Kia Sosa Receives Fulbright Fellowship

Senior Kia Sosa Receives Fulbright Fellowship

SESP senior Kia Sosa won a Fulbright fellowship to teach in Croatia during the 2014-15 academic year. She is majoring in secondary teaching.

Kia Sosa

Sosa says, “I applied to the Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Program because I wanted to be able to share my love of American history and culture abroad for a year before I settle into a full-time teaching position.”

She wanted to teach in Croatia to extend her background in history and education. “As a future history teacher, my love of history expands beyond just American history, and after studying abroad in Prague before my junior year, I realized my love of Eastern and Central European history and felt that Croatia was a great place to learn more about this fantastic and diverse region," says Sosa.

"I chose Croatia because of its unique involvement in World War II and the Holocaust — which is what I eventually want to study later in life — and because it has a well-developed educational system that I want to learn more about and participate in next year.”

The intent of the Fulbright scholarship program, an international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, is to foster leadership and build understanding between scholars in the United States and other cultures. Fulbright is the most widely recognized and prestigious international exchange program in the world. 

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By Marilyn Sherman
Last Modified: 9/4/14