Ruth Wyckoff '21 awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student grant

Ruth Wyckoff '21 has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student grant to serve as an English Teaching Assistant in Argentina for the upcoming academic year. The Fulbright grant program was established by the U.S. Congress to foster understanding between the people of the United States and other countries, to exchange ideas and to help find solutions to shared international concerns. Recipients, chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential, are given the opportunity to study, teach, conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.

Since graduating with dual majors in international and global studies and history with minors in hispanic studies and islamic and middle eastern Studies, Ruth is currently working with elderly refugees in Utah as an AmeriCorps VISTA member. She previously worked in Jordan with the SIT program, focused on refugee health and humanitarian action. Having taught after-school programs, adult ESL classes, and a Spanish course for elderly people coping with chronic pain, Ruth is excited to interweave cultural instruction and joy into language learning in Argentina. After her Fulbright year, Ruth intends to continue working with refugees and immigrants as a community educator.

Ruth joins 125 previous Brandeisians who have participated in the Fulbright U.S. Student Program since 1959.

The Office of Academic Fellowships assists Brandeis students in applying for prestigious fellowships and scholarships, such as the Fulbright U.S. Student grant.


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