The Austrian-American Educational Commission has selected Luther College's Amelia Scarbrough to serve as a U.S. Teaching Assistant for the 2017-18 academic year.
Scarbrough, daughter of Steve and Mary Scarbrough of Brookings, South Dakota, is a 2013 graduate of Brookings High School. She graduated from Luther May 21 with a Bachelor of Arts in German and psychology and will serve as an English teaching assistant in secondary schools in Austria.
Scarbrough's duties in the classroom setting will include teaching lessons, leading small-group book discussions and engaging in one-on-one conversations with students. As part of the program's goals, she will "endeavor to make learning English a lively, cross-cultural experience."
Administered by the Fulbright Commission, the AAEC has sent more than 2,900 college graduates to teach in Austria since 1962. Teaching assistants are provided with a salary to cover health insurance and living expenses and are expected to act as cultural ambassadors and promote mutual understanding across national borders. The program is funded primarily by direct contributions from the governments of the United States and Austria.
A national liberal arts college with an enrollment of 2,150, Luther offers an academic curriculum that leads to the Bachelor of Arts degree in more than 60 majors and pre-professional programs. For more information about Luther visit the college's website: http://www.luther.edu.