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Fulbright scholar to teach in Korea

May 09, 2005

MESA, Ariz. — Exercise and Wellness graduate student Janelle Sandene, one of nine ASU students chosen this year to be Fulbright scholars, will be doing what she loves in a country she finds fascinating.

"I'm very excited that I will be teaching English in Korea for a year," Sandene said. "It is a wonderful opportunity for immersion into a culture so different from my own, and it allows me to do something I love to do – teach."

Sandene considered other countries, but in the end, Korea was the best fit. "It sounded more interesting because of the challenge it would provide to me culturally and linguistically." Sandene will be in Korea from January 2006 through January 2007.

After applying for the scholarship in the fall of 2004, Sandene anxiously awaited word of whether she had been chosen. "I found out from my ASU advisor that some students who had applied had received notification. I began checking my mail daily, and then I received a congratulations letter. I was in disbelief. Korea, here I come!"

The Fulbright Scholarship program was established by Congress in 1946 as a way for the United States and other countries to share educational knowledge and skills. To date, more than 42,000 American students, and 147,000 foreign students have participated in the program.

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