Top 25 of 2013: (Ful)bright futures

Music, communication majors win Fulbright grants to Southeast Asia

Photo of a U.S. passportAs 2013 draws to a close, NIU Today offers a look back at 25 of the top stories from the year.

No. 21

Two NIU students won prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Grants in May to teach in Southeast Asia.

SarahEmily Lekberg, an Indianapolis native who will earn her master’s degree from NIU in world music this summer, will begin a 10-month teaching assignment in August at a university in Vietnam.

Matthew Ropp, a graduating senior from Oswego majoring in communication, will teach for 10 months in Malaysia, beginning in January.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or English teaching assistantships. During their grants, Fulbrighters meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences.

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