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  • Student in the News: Cannon Receives Fulbright to Work in Germany

    May 2, 2011

    Tess Cannon, class of 2011, was awarded a Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant grant for 2011-12. She will be living in Germany and teaching English to students in grades 7 – 13.  In addition to time spent in the classroom, she plans to engage students in dialogues about multiculturalism, stereotypes, and peer education.

     "The Fulbright is a great opportunity," she said recently, “not only to gain an incredible skill set in teaching English, but also to learn about some of the intricacies of European and American culture and hopefully use my experience to further develop a relationship between the two populations."

    Cannon, an International Studies major and double minor in Global Politics and International Economic Development, is from Juneau, Alaska. She came to Seattle University for its strong program in International Studies, focus on global engagement, and emphasis on social justice and community service. While at Seattle University, she took advantage of the school's great study abroad opportunities, studying theology in Italy, building houses in Mexico with Campus Ministry, studying European integration and German in Berlin, and working with a USAID educational development project in Skopje, Macedonia. She also worked at Meany Middle School and Madrona K-8 with SU’s Treehouse Tutoring Corps and had internships at the World Affairs Council and Global Visionaries.

    Following her year in Germany, she plans to pursue a Ph.D, in international political science and work in international education both domestically and abroad.

    Students in the College of Arts and Sciences, the largest college in Seattle University, can choose from 33 major and 37 minor degree programs.  

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