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Chancellor’s Honors Program student Desiree Dube (Class of 2016) will be traveling to Russia under a Fulbright Scholarship to teach English for one year. The prestigious and competitive scholarship and grant is awarded to students and faculty who wish to teach, conduct research, and build bridges on an international scope.
As part of the scholar program, Dube will work at a Russian university from September to May. “The Fulbright will give me a better opportunity to immerse myself in the culture,” Dube said. “It will also allow me to learn more about Russian academic culture and how it differs from that of American universities.”
This will be Dube’s second academic trip to Russia. She spent last summer in Nizhny Novgorod on a Critical Language Scholarship. That program allows students from diverse backgrounds and fields of study to master foreign languages and build international relations.
“Desiree Dube is an incredibly driven student who has taken every opportunity to make herself ‘Ready for the World,’” said Rebekah Page, Associate Director of the Chancellor’s Honors Program. “The language preparation she’s had as a Russian studies major here at UT, combined with the competitive experience she had in Russia on a Critical Language Scholarship, made her an excellent Fulbright candidate this year.”