Sandy Walker, an English/Linguistics Major with a minor in German, has been selected for a highly competitive one-year position as an English Teaching Assistant in Reutte, Austria through Fulbright Austria.
Reutte is a historical town in the western Austrian state of Tyrol, near the border to Southern Germany. Ms. Walker looks forward to expanding her current competencies in German by learning more of the particular aspects of Austrian German. She is the sixth winner of this unique program from Boise State since 2005.
About the program:
Since 1962, the US English Language Teaching Assistantship Program in Austria has provided US College and university graduates with opportunities to work at secondary schools throughout Austria as teaching assistants. US teaching assistants not only enhance the instruction of English as native speakers; they also are important resources for first-hand information about the United States and the “American way of life.” The Austrian Federal Ministry of Education finances this program, which is administered by Fulbright Austria (the Austrian-American Educational Commission).