Quinnipiac University College of Arts and Sciences

QU’s First Student Fulbright

In Students, Teaching on September 19, 2011 at 6:28 pm

CAS Student Jenna Wallace wins award to Indonesia

Before 2011 Quinnipiac graduate Jenna Wallace left the comfort of home for her year teaching English in Indonesia, she spent weeks alternating between nervously anticipating the unknown – and more nervously anticipating the heat and the far-from- luxurious conditions she knew she would encounter. In the few weeks since her arrival in that distant land, she has given an impromptu lesson on American culture for curious high school students, eaten decapitated cobra (and worse!) and generally been the subject of intense interest by the locals in Pekanbaru, the city she will call home for the next 10 months.

Jenna was awarded the Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in a rigorous national competition that involved upwards of 9000 applicants, with approximately 3000 finalists selected by the national Fulbright Committee, and roughly 1700 grantees chosen by the host countries. If you’d like to read more about Jenna’s experiences in Indonesia, check out her blog: http://jennaindonesia.blogspot.com/

  1. Congratulations to Jenna, and to CAS as the foundation for the goals and aspirations of a deserving young woman. Please direct your students to Jenna’s blog, she is a great writer and I think her musings will inspire other CAS students to pursue opportunities abroad.

  2. I knew that Jenna was an adventurous soul, but I couldn’t believe my eyes when I read about some of her experiences. And she’s been in Indonesia for just over a month!

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