Baruch College Student Awarded Foreign Language Teaching Assistantship by Austrian Federal Ministry of Education
May 10, 2018
Baruch College student Michael Lomtevas (’18), of the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, has been awarded a Foreign Language Teaching Assistantship funded by the Austrian Ministry of Education. Fulbright Austria recruits U.S. citizens to participate in this program and administers their applications.
Drawing assistance from many countries, including the United States, France, Italy, Russia and Spain, the program places young people into the classrooms of secondary schools in small and large communities throughout Austria. In turn, the teaching assistants help make learning a foreign language an enriched cross-cultural experience for the Austrian students.
Working Towards an International Career
For Lomtevas, this eight-month opportunity in Austria builds on his previous study abroad experience in Berlin and his tutoring expertise, along with paving the way to an international career in the future.
“This teaching assistant assignment represents another step toward realizing my goals,” he said.
Lomtevas will pursue a J.D. degree in International and European Business Law at Fordham University. He also hopes to participate in the year-long exchange program offered by Fordham.
“I’m extremely excited to go practice my German and immerse myself in Austria’s rich culture,” he said. “One of the reasons I have been fortunate to attend Baruch College is that the school has resources for students who are interested in studying abroad, but who may otherwise not have the means.”
For more information about fellowship information, visit the Office of National and Prestigious Fellowships Advising.
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