Dartmouth High graduate gets Fulbright Award to teach in India
Dartmouth native and 2014 graduate of Dartmouth High School Elizabeth Marszalek has received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Award to teach English in India.
Marszalek will be spending a year teaching at the Girls Baptist School in Kolkata, West Bengal.
While completing her degree at Clark University, Marszalek studied education through the lens of international development to better understand the systems affecting education around the world.
She volunteered and interned at two Worcester-area schools, and pursued her passion for teaching while abroad in South Africa, interning at The Bernard Nordkamp Centre in Namibia.
“I’ve been inspired to continually grow and challenge myself and received support and advice on how to best do this in meaningful ways,” she said.
Marszalek graduated with a bachelor of arts in elementary education from Clark in 2018 and received her master’s degree in education this past May.
The English Teaching Assistant Programs place Fulbrighters in classrooms abroad to provide assistance to the local English teachers.
Teaching assistants in the program help teach the English language to students from kindergarten to university while also serving as cultural ambassadors for the U.S.