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2014 Fulbright recipients: Anna Munter

Anna Munter '14 is a 2014 recipient of a Fulbright U.S. Student Grant. (Sarah Crosby/Bates College)

Anna Munter ’14 received a 2014 Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship for Malaysia. (Sarah Crosby/Bates College)

A French and Francophone studies major, Anna Munter ’14 of Washington, D.C., received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship for Malaysia.

Growing up in international schools with classmates from around the world, Munter learned from an early age that the “cultural, linguistic and ethnic diversity of a student body enhances learning situations.” She believes that Malaysia, a nation that is both multicultural and predominantly Muslim, is the perfect environment to explore and expand on these observations.

Munter finds activities that use the arts to be highly effective in both learning and teaching a foreign language. She hopes to take advantage of Malaysia’s rich cultural life “in utilizing everything from puppet shows to basket-weaving in order to personalize English lessons and promote intercultural exchange.”

Her educational experience includes teaching in prekindergarten classrooms in Lewiston and at the Bates College Museum of Art.

After Malaysia, Munter intends to pursue a master’s degree, specializing in either international education or special education. “I envision a career as an academic administrator in an international context,” she says.

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