April 22, 2008
For immediate release
Amy Beausoleil, a graduate student in the Joint Doctoral Program in Education Leadership at UC Santa Barbara and Cal Poly, receives a Fulbright award to Taiwan. The Fulbright Program offers opportunities for students, scholars, and professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, and university teaching.
Amy Beausoleil’s research interests include international education policy, historically unrepresented and heritage students studying abroad, and ethnic identity development. She has worked in the field of higher education for ten years. She explains, “As the United States higher education landscape continues to become more ethnically diverse in the following decades and the development of internationalization gains importance, it is essential that educational leaders acquire a better understanding of student backgrounds, educational system comparisons, and cross-cultural environments. Therefore, the Fulbright Program is a critical step in my personal and professional growth.”
Fulbright alumni have becomes heads of state, judges, ambassadors, cabinet ministers, CEOs, university presidents, journalists, artists, professors, and teachers. They have been awarded 37 Nobel Prizes. Since its inception more than 60 years ago, approximately 300,000 Fulbrighters have participated in the program in over 150 countries.
[Amy Beausoleil is available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789]
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