Hunter Students Win Fulbright Awards to Teach Overseas

Margaret Park and Alex Rodriguez are winners of Fulbright Fellowships for 2008. Each will be teaching English abroad — Park in Korea and Rodriguez in Hong Kong.

Park, who received her MA in childhood and special education from Hunter in January 2008, will teach English to elementary school children in Korea. Since 2005 she has been teaching in New York City through the support of a New York City Teaching Fellowship. After her Fulbright year, Park plans to continue teaching and eventually earn a doctorate in education.

Rodriguez, a senior majoring in economics and German, is a member of the Macaulay Honors College. He has studied in Germany and looks forward to his year in Hong Kong, teaching English and learning Cantonese. He plans to earn an advanced degree in language and study international marketing.

Administered by the Institute for International Education, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards full research grants to graduating seniors and young alumni after an extensive application process. Recipients receive a stipend to cover, travel, housing and living expenses.