UT senior Avery Dobbs was chosen as a recipient for the Fulbright International Scholarship, where she will teach English as a second language to high school students in Bulgaria for an academic year. When asked what made Dobbs want to apply for this scholarship, Dobbs said that working with “multi-cultural communities” is something she has always been interested in. Dobbs has already gained experience teaching English as a second language through Bridge Refugee Services, and after getting involved with Amnesty International when she first arrived to UT, Dobbs has chosen to take a year off between undergraduate and law school to expand her English teaching experiences.
Ediobong Ebiefung–a UT senior–was one of 40 U.S. students chosen to participate in the 2014 Humanity in Action Fellowship, departing for Amsterdam at the end of May. Ebiefung applied as a sophomore and was not selected, but claims that after his foreign experience and studying abroad, he wanted to try again with help from the Honors program, Global Studies, and the Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships. While he may not know the specifics of his trip currently, Ebiefung is mostly excited to explore the Netherlands, and to get to know other students selected for this fellowship.