Luther College senior Annika Dome and alumnus Soren Gloege have been selected as Fulbright English Teaching Assistants to Germany for the 2022-23 academic year. Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected based upon leadership potential, academic achievement and record of service.
Annika Dome ’22, from La Crosse, Wisconsin, will graduate from Luther College in May with majors in German, English, and Nordic studies. Her interest in Germany was kindled when she began learning German in seventh grade. A participant in the 2020 Münster semester (which was cut short due to the pandemic), Dome is “really looking forward to living in Germany again, meeting new people, and becoming a member of a German community.” After her Fulbright, Dome plans to return to the Midwest to use the skill sets she has gained at Luther and through her Fulbright experience.
Soren Gloege ’21, from Apple Valley, Minnesota, graduated from Luther College with majors in German and political science. He chose to pursue a Fulbright because it is “an excellent opportunity for organic political and cultural exchange, which is the key to long-lasting, healthy political relationships.” Gloege also participated in the 2020 Münster Semester and found his imagination captured by the country. After his Fulbright in Germany, he plans to pursue a graduate degree in comparative politics.
The Fulbright Program
The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to forge lasting connections between the people of the U.S. and people of other countries, counter misunderstandings, and help people and nations work together toward common goals. Since its establishment in 1946, the Fulbright Program has enabled more than 390,000 dedicated and accomplished students, scholars, artists, teachers and professionals of all backgrounds to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and find solutions to shared international concerns.
The Fulbright Program is funded through an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations and foundations around the world also provide direct and indirect support to the Program, which operates in more than 160 countries worldwide.
For further information about the Fulbright Program or the U.S. Department of State, please visit http://eca.state.gov/fulbright.
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