Amelia Mattern '12 Awarded Fulbright ETA to Vietnam
By Holly Foster 315-859-4068
May 3, 2012
Amelia Mattern ’12, a candidate for graduation this month, has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Vietnam. She is a mathematics/computer science double major at Hamilton.
Mattern studied abroad at Edinburgh University in 2010. A Dean’s List student, she is a teaching assistant for the Computer Science department; equipment manager and trip leader for the Hamilton Outing Club, a member of the women’s varsity tennis team and a member of Masterworks Chorale. Mattern is also a member of the Curling Club and an Adirondack Adventure trip leader.
Upon her return from Vietnam she plans to pursue a career in education.
The Fulbright ETA Program, an element of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, places U.S. students as English teaching assistants in schools or universities overseas, thus improving foreign students’ English language abilities and knowledge of the United States while increasing their own language skills and knowledge of the host country. ETAs may also pursue individual study/research plans in addition to their teaching responsibilities.
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the Fulbright program is the largest U.S. international exchange program offering opportunities for students, scholars, and professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide.
Mattern is the daughter of Margaret Mattern and John Wallace of Marshfield, Mass. and a graduate of Marshfield High School.