Concordia Grad Receives Fulbright
Sep 07, 2011FOR MORE INFORMATION:
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CONCORDIA GRAD RECEIVES FULBRIGHT
Susan Nelson, a 2011 Concordia College graduate, has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship to Germany in Teaching English as a Foreign Language. Nelson is one of more than 1,600 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad for the 2011-12 academic year through the Fulbright program.
Nelson will be teaching at the Wilhelmsgymnasium high school in Kassel, Germany. She’ll be working primarily with 7th, 8th and 10th grade conversation classes. Nelson, a math education and German major, participated in a study abroad program in her senior year at Concordia and studied in Kassel for 10 months. She is also enrolled in the Kassel University and hopes to take some math and education classes.
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