Faculty member, student receive Fulbright awards
Shippensburg University student and a university faculty member were selected
to receive Fulbright Scholar awards to travel abroad during the 2014-2015
Kraus, professor and chair of counseling and college student personnel, and
senior Ethan Goldbach were recently notified of the awards. Kraus received a Fulbright
Study/Research Grant and Goldbach received a Fulbright English Teaching
Assistant Program (ETA) award.
Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international exchange
program and is designed to increase mutual understanding between U.S. citizens
and citizens of other countries. According to
information from the Fulbright website, the Fulbright Program is the flagship
international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and
is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United
States and the people of other countries. The primary source of funding for the
Fulbright Program is an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the
U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated
leadership potential in their fields. The program operates in more than 155
countries worldwide allowing the recipients to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and
contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.
travel to Bhutan to teach and consult at the Royal University of Bhutan and
work with the Ministries of Health and Education. He will teach counseling
content – theory, process and delivery – adapted to honor Bhutan’s culture and
values and to make it unique to that culture.
“My goal is
to teach in a variety of venues and with multiple methods, from university
classrooms to community centers, from formal courses to workshops constructed
in collaboration with Bhutan’s leaders to support the development of Bhutanese
counseling,” said Kraus.
go to Malaysia where he will spend 10 months as an English Teaching Assistant
(ETA). The program begins with a mandatory orientation in January 2015 when he will
be given basic training in the Malay language.
of Greencastle, is a double major in history and international studies with an
Asian studies concentration, and a double minor in anthropology and music. A
member of the university’s Honors Program, he is studying abroad in his final
semester at Soonchunhyang University in Korea before returning to Shippensburg
to graduate in August.
to the Fulbright website, ETAs will be in primary and secondary schools primarily
in small towns and rural areas in the states of Terengganu, Pahang, Perak and
Johor. They will spend 15 to 20 hours per week in the classroom assisting
English teachers and leading English activities, with an additional five to 10
hours participating in or leading school-related activities, clubs, teams.