Graduating senior Esther Laaninen has received a Fulbright fellowship to teach English in Colombia. She says her global experiences and teaching opportunities in communities around the world have prepared her well.
Graduating senior Esther Laaninen’s time at Northeastern has been defined by her global experiences, teaching opportunities in communities around the world, and on– and off-campus activities. Now, she’s planning to harness what she’s learned to make the most of a Fulbright fellowship in Colombia.
“I’m so excited to receive this Fulbright,” said Laaninen, SSH’16, an Honors student who studied human services and international affairs.
Laaninen, who speaks Spanish, will begin her Fulbright fellowship in August at the University of Magdelena in the city of Santa Marta, where she will lead English-speaking classes for university students. For her Fulbright’s service project, she hopes to create a community program for at-risk children blending her drive to prevent youth violence with her passion for the arts; she’s a dancer and an avid writer.
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