Fulbright supports India experience

CMU senior receives competitive award to teach English abroad

| Author: Gary H. Piatek

mug-meghan-dyerMeghan Dyer, a Central Michigan University senior from Lake Orion, Michigan, has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant to teach English in India.

Dyer, an honors student majoring in secondary English education and minoring in history education, works in the CMU Writing Center.

Each year, fewer than 2,000 U.S. students, artists and young professionals receive Fulbright grants to study, research and teach English abroad. Fulbright student programs are offered in more than 140 countries around the world. Students are selected based on their academic merit, leadership and cultural competency.

"Cultural awareness and global citizenship are values that I hold very dear." — Meghan Dyer

Dyer said teaching abroad will be a "salient" experience for her.

"Cultural awareness and global citizenship are values that I hold very dear," she said. "I think that moving across the world to create these connections will allow me to further broaden my views and broaden the views of those I interact with — both while I am abroad and once I return home."

Dyer will finish her student teaching at Clare Middle School before heading to India.

Students interested in applying for funded international opportunities for graduate study, research, teaching English — and the Fulbright Grant — can go to the CMU National Scholarship Program.

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