FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
01 September 2019
UHM Indo-Pacific Language and Literatures received two Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistants
Ms. Emma Eunique Ronsumbre of Indonesia, and Ms. Phạm Hương Liên of Viet Nam have been awarded Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program grants to serve as teaching assistants in Indonesian and Vietnamese, and take courses at University of Hawai’i at Mānoa for academic year 2019-20. While in Hawai’i, they will share their language and culture with local communities to inspire Americans to travel and study overseas, and make U.S. citizens better prepared to engage with businesses, governments, and organizations abroad.
The Fulbright FLTA Program is sponsored by the United States Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). As part of the Fulbright Foreign Student Program, the Fulbright FLTA Program is designed to develop Americans’ knowledge of foreign cultures and languages by supporting teaching assistantships in over 30 languages at hundreds of U.S. institutions of higher education. The program offers educators from over 50 countries the opportunity to develop their professional skills and gain first-hand knowledge of the U.S., its culture and its people.
The FLTA Program is a valuable resource to rejuvenate the Southeast Asian language programs at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa, and especially useful to the smaller one-person programs in the Department of Indo-Pacific Languages and Literatures.
IPLL FLTA Coordinator
Telephone: 808-956-7574 or 808-365 7043