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Maggie Fischer Awarded Fulbright to Germany

Maggie Fischer

Senior Maggie Fischer, History BA, German BA, and Pre-Law, will be completing a Fulbright English Teaching Grant in Germany for the 2020-2021 school year.

How do you envision this will influence your life/future career?
I am excited to see how my experience as a Fulbright ETA will help me to develop my cross-cultural competency. Through teaching the particularities of the English language and communicating American culture, I hope to learn how to effectively build  cross-cultural bridges of understanding and empathy. I hope to pursue a Master degree in Public Policy and I want to use my experiences as a Fulbright ETA to develop effective American foreign policy on a foundational understanding of international cultural interactions.

Are there individuals (professors, mentors, etc.) you'd like to thank for their investment in this process?
I would like to thank the faculty of the University of Iowa German Department as well as the former Resident Director of the Academic Year in Freiburg Program, Professor Kerstin Barndt of the University of Michigan, for her mentorship.

What are you most excited about in this adventure?
After spending my junior year studying on the Academic Year in Freiburg Program in German, I am very thankful for the opportunity to return.  I am most very excited about serving as an American cultural ambassador in a country and language that I am deeply connected to.

To learn more about Maggie's plans for the future, please click here!