Russian educator at Union through Fulbright Foreign Language TA program

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Alexander Gaysenok of Russia has joined the College’s faculty as a Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant for this academic year.

While in the United States, Gaysenok will share his language and culture with U.S. communities to inspire Americans to travel and study overseas, and make U.S. citizens better prepared to engage with businesses, governments, and organizations abroad.

Gaysenok is one of over 400 young educators from 50 countries in the U.S this academic year through the Fulbright FLTA Program to help internationalize U.S. colleges and universities. Recipients of Fulbright FLTA grants are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential.

The Fulbright Program was established in 1946 under legislation introduced by U.S. Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas. The Fulbright Program has given approximately 360,000 students, scholars, teachers, artists, and scientists the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas, and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. Since 2001, more than 4,000 Fulbright awardees have been Fulbright FLTAs.

To learn more about the program, click here.