Recent Azusa Pacific University graduate Corrie Henderson, a West Lafayette, Indiana, resident, received a prestigious Fulbright Award for the 2018-19 school year.
Henderson, who received her B.A. in Global Studies from APU in December 2017, will travel to South Korea under an English Teaching Assistantship from the Fulbright Program.
“Although I am going to Korea to teach, I am honestly most excited for the opportunity to learn while I am there. I hope to immerse myself in the history, culture, language, and people of Korea and to make meaningful relationships with students,” Henderson said. “During my time at APU as a Global Studies major, I was given many avenues to develop meaningful cross cultural relationships through the LA Term and Global Learning Term. These experiences, along with dedicated faculty who invested in my educational and personal growth, encouraged and prepared me to pursue my goals.”
Henderson is one of four APU graduates to receive a Fulbright Award this year, joining Camilla Reese, B.A. ’18, Tara Edwards, M.A. ’18, and Katherine Ruprecht, M.A. ’18. Fulbright participants are chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential. The Fulbright Program selects only about 1,600 U.S. students a year out of hundreds of thousands of applicants. APU boasts 39 Fulbright students since 2003.
The Fulbright Program is an international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government designed to “increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.” Fulbright participants receive the opportunity to study, teach, conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. Since the program’s origin in 1946, there have been approximately 370,000 Fulbright participants.
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