Maxwell students receive Fulbright UK Summer Institute grants
Kevin Treadway, a freshman history and political science major, and Janaisa Walker, a sophomore policy studies major, have been named as student cultural ambassadors through the US-UK Fulbright Commission’s UK Summer Institute program. The Fulbright UK Summer Institutes are fully funded three- to four-week summer study programs for first- and second-year U.S. undergraduates. The Summer Institutes are made possible through generous donations from private individuals and through partnership with some of the top universities in the U.K. Participants are selected based on leadership skills, academic achievement, character, adaptability and ambassadorial qualities, as well as demonstrated interest in the U.K. and its culture.
Treadway will travel to Wales to study Welsh identity and nationhood at Aberystwyth University. “I think the best way to describe how I feel about everything is a mix of incredible excitement and sheer astonishment,” he says. “When I’m in Wales, I plan to explore my ancestral heritage and to learn more about the contemporary social, economic and political issues facing the modern Welsh nation.” He continues, “I am extremely eager to talk with local people about their feelings on Welsh identity.”
Walker will study at the University of Westminster in England, in a program focused on developing leadership skills for a global age. She will choose from a broad range of classes in the fields of business, liberal arts, media, arts and design. The Fulbright Summer Institute at the University of Westminster will be a life-changing opportunity for me, because I have never had the opportunity to travel abroad or to explore art, media and culture to a great extent,” says Walker.
Read more in the SU News article "Four Receive Fulbright UK Summer Institute Grants to Study Abroad This Summer," written by Kelly Homan Rodoski.