Teaching, travel and foreign languages are TESOL student Lindsey Bowman’s passions. Beginning in February, she’ll have the opportunity to continue to pursue them when she travels to Brazil as a Fulbright Scholar.
The Fulbright program is a prestigious, merit-based international education exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government. During her time in Brazil, Lindsey will teach future English teachers at the Universidade Estadual do Para, in Belem, a city of about two million on the banks of the Amazon estuary.
Previously, Lindsey taught English as a foreign language through Harvard University’s WorldTeach program in Colombia and studied abroad in Spain and Tanzania. She has worked extensively in the Monterey Institute’s Intensive ESL programs, as an activity coordinator, tutor, and as a teacher in a month-long exchange program with Osaka University.
In addition to teaching, Lindsey plans to enroll in formal Portuguese classes and to volunteer with a community group for economically disadvantaged women. When she returns to MIIS in January of 2012, following her Fulbright grant period, Lindsey is excited to combine practical, hands-on experience with theoretical study of second language acquisition.