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ISU Graduate Wesley Peterson returns from Fulbright award in Canary Islands

May 5, 2022

Wesley Peterson stands on a beach

In July 2021, 2020 ISU graduate Wesley Peterson returned to the U.S. from a six-month stay in the Canary Islands, Spain, on a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant award.

Besides relishing the culture and beauty of these islands, Peterson enjoyed teaching English to fourth- and fifth-graders, learning Spanish Sign Language to help communicate with his deaf students, and creating a video to help future Fulbright instructors.

Despite his Fulbright being delayed due to the pandemic (from the typical August start to January), Peterson, as he is happy to share with anyone, relished the opportunity to live and work in a different part of the world.

The Fulbright Student Program awards, the applications for which are due in early Fall under the guidance of advisor Dr. Alan Johnson, are for both undergraduate and graduate students, and pay for an academic year of study, research, or teaching English. Undergraduates must be on track to complete their college degree in May 2023; graduate students may be in the middle of their program of study, such as at the start of a final project. If interested, please consult the Program’s “getting started” site .  


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