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Student earns coveted Fulbright

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Amy Lindquist

When Amy Lindquist goes to school this fall, it won't be at St. Cloud State. Instead, she'll be in Bourgas, Bulgaria, where she will teach English as a Second Language through a Fulbright assistantship.

Lindquist, who grew up in Spicer, applied for the position in October, "not because I know a lot about the Balkan area but rather, I saw this scholarship as the perfect opportunity to learn and live life in Eastern Europe." Bourgas is on Bulgaria's east coast, next to the Black Sea.

She learned of receiving the award in March as she was working on her master's degree in teaching English as a Second Language.

"I will work in a high school teaching English and American/U.S. culture," Lindquist said of her 10-month assignment. "I will arrive in Bulgaria in August to attend their Fulbright International Summer Institute which brings together students from all over the world to attend intensive one-week courses in a variety of disciplines."

Lindquist isn't new to study abroad opportunities. This will be her third. She studied in Spain as an undergraduate student and spent two semesters in Chile studying and teaching.

"I'm very much looking forward to arriving in Bulgaria, and I'm also very appreciative of the diverse St. Cloud State community for helping to prepare me for this."

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