Two honored with Fulbright teaching assistantships

Two Union students were selected for Fulbright Student English Teaching Assistantships.
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Gianluca Avanzato '18
Hannah Rayhill '18
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Two honored with Fulbright teaching assistantships


  • Gianluca Avanzato '18Gianluca Avanzato '18
  • Hannah Rayhill '18Hannah Rayhill '18

Two Union students were selected for Fulbright Student English Teaching Assistantships. The program places students in classrooms abroad to provide assistance to the local English teachers. Those selected from Union are:

Gianluca Avanzato ‘18

Major: Political Science

Minor: Classics and German

Hometown: Oneonta, N.Y.

Assignment: Germany

Host country engagement: Working in an elementary, middle or high school classroom, assisting English teachers and leading writing activities. Also, Avanzato is looking to host English workshops through poetry and creative writing to facilitate dialogue in the class.

Plans after Fulbright: Pursuing a master’s degree and Ph.D.  in a field related to political theory with a goal to work as a political science professor in higher education.

Hannah Rayhill ’18

Major: English and Anthropology

Minor: Environmental Science

Hometown: New Hartford, N.Y.

Assignment: Greece

Host country engagement: Working at the Hellenic American Educational Foundation’s school for elementary, middle and secondary school-aged students. She will serve as a coach and mentor to the Forensics Club - the school’s largest English language theater and debate club – to connect with students in a creative setting.

Plans after Fulbright: Pursue a Ph.D. in either anthropology or English to go on to teach at an international university.

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