Alexis Gjurasic Awarded Fulbright grant

Contact: Monique Bourque

Alexis Gjurasic '19 has been awarded a Fulbright ETA in Luxembourg.

Alexis Gjurasic '19, an Anthropology and French and Francophone studies major, has been selected for the Fulbright program's English Teaching Assistantship in Luxembourg for the 2019-2020 academic year. Alexis is Willamette’s first Fulbright grantee to travel to Luxembourg.

Alexis is from Olympia, Washington. At Willamette she has been a varsity tennis player and active in the Zena Farm Club. She has tutored and mentored students in the French department and Chemawa Indian School. Off-campus she has worked for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Thurston County, WA, and for the Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation. In Luxembourg, Alexis will work with high school and university students on English language skills and understanding American culture. Outside the classroom, she hopes to form a culture club, volunteer in a community garden, and develop a food blog.

The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program and is designed to build lasting connections between the people of the United States and the people of other countries, and operates in over 160 countries worldwide. Since its establishment in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late U.S. Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the Fulbright Program has given more than 390,000 students, scholars, teachers, artists, and professionals of all backgrounds and fields the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas, and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.

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