June 18, 2024

Fulbright Grants Will Send UMW Alums to Teach Overseas

Olivia Foster (left), a 2023 alumna, will teach English in Argentina, and Emma Bathke (right), a 2021 alumna, will teach English in Germany, both via the Fulbright Student program.

Olivia Foster (left), a 2023 alumna, will teach English in Argentina, and Emma Bathke (right), a 2021 alumna, will teach English in Germany, both via the Fulbright Student program.

The University of Mary Washington continues its Fulbright tradition with the recent announcements of grants for two alumni.

Emma Bathke ’21 and Olivia Foster ’23 will teach English overseas as participants in the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.

They are among 28 Mary Washington student Fulbright recipients since 2006, according to Professor of Middle East History Nabil Al-Tikriti and Professor of Biology Dianne Baker. Al-Tikriti and Baker are co-directors of the UMW Fulbright Committee, which works with student candidates to craft compelling applications.

Bathke, an international affairs major with a minor in business German, will travel to Germany in September to teach English. Until then, she’s working for the Library of Congress in the Congressional Research Service. Foster, a history major from Richmond, will teach English in Argentina beginning in March 2024. Read more.