We’ve had Fulbright award winners, SMART Scholarship recipients, and Library of Congress fellows. Our Post-Baccalaureate Scholarship and Fellowship Program is guided by faculty and staff members who take your post-graduation plans seriously. What begins with a simple email could end with you teaching in Germany or Malaysia, studying underwater acoustics at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, or researching the life of garment workers in the Dominican Republic.
Two students awarded Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships Two Providence College seniors will return to their study abroad destinations — this time as formal cultural ambassadors for the United States. Fulbright scholars Kelley Garland ’16 (Wantagh, N.Y.) and Abbey Guerino ’16 (Milford, Conn.), both members of the College’s Liberal Arts Honors Program, will spend the next academic year teaching English to secondary school students alongside a master teacher.
The Fulbright Program, the prestigious international education exchange opportunity sponsored by the U.S. government, is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries. Each year, more than 1,900 U.S. citizens pursue research or teaching assistantships in more than 155 countries through the program.
Garland will travel to the Czech Republic, where she had an internship with a nonprofit and took a political science course in the summer of 2014. Guerino will return to Spain, where she spent spring 2015 at the University of Seville and volunteering in a fourth-grade classroom.
Garland and Guerino are among 11 PC students or alumni who have received Fulbright teaching or research grants since 2010.
Two language students receive Fulbright awardsRecent Providence College graduates Emily M. Kennedy ’15 (Tallahassee, Fla.) and Vincent A. Whalen ’15 (Eatontown, N.J.) will spend a year in Argentina and Spain, respectively, thanks to Fulbright awards.
Kennedy, a former global studies major who minored in Spanish, political science, and Latin American studies, received a Fulbright Research Grant to study a social movement to improve water access in a rural community near Buenos Aires, Argentina. She leaves in March 2016.
Whalen, who majored in Spanish and economics, was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Scholarship to IE University in Madrid, Spain, starting in September 2015. He will work with faculty and business students at IE, where courses are taught in Spanish and English.