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UC German Studies Graduate Student Awarded Fulbright Program Grant

Michelle Dietz was awarded the Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship grant to teach the English language in Germany.

Date: 5/6/2014 12:00:00 AM
By: Courtney Danser
Phone: (513) 556-8577

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McMicken College of Arts and Sciences German studies graduate student Michelle Dietz was recently awarded a 2014 Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship grant to teach English to students in Germany.
Michelle Dietz
Michelle Dietz (pictured left) will use her Fulbright grant to teach English in Germany.

Dietz graduated this spring with her master’s degree in German studies. Her master’s research focused on German Holocaust memoirs. Now she plans to use her degree to become a professor in the field of German studies. 

“I love the language, culture and literature of the German-speaking world,” says Dietz. “I pursued my master’s so that I could then go on to the PhD level and have a career where I can use my knowledge to push myself and others to think critically about literature and the world around them.”

Although she does not know what German city she will be teaching in yet, Dietz says she will most likely be teaching in a middle school or high school setting. 

“It means a lot to me to have won the Fulbright award because it provides an opportunity to educate others while educating myself,” she says. “I will be able to help German students learn English when I live in Germany while also bettering my German language skills and encountering German culture firsthand. It is a wonderful opportunity, and I am very honored to have been offered this chance.”

Dietz will be using her Fulbright grant to teach in Germany for 10 months, from September 2014 to June 2015. 

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