Two students recognized by Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Thursday, April 30, 2020
MANHATTAN — Ryan Horn, senior in German, Lenexa, and Natalie Wolf, senior in English and Spanish, Tonganoxie, have been recognized by the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.
The Fulbright programs create international educational exchange opportunities to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. Fulbright grant recipients receive round-trip transportation, tuition when applicable, and a monthly living stipend for one academic year abroad.
Horn has received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship grant to Germany. He will work in a German school as an English teaching assistant and present about American culture.
"I am interested in becoming a German teacher in my future, and through the Fulbright I will gain beneficial insight on how to best teach a foreign language to students in a different cultural setting," Horn said.
Horn is a member of German Club, French Club and K-State Young Democrats, and has served as an intramural referee for Recreational Services. He is a member of Delta Phi Alpha German honor society and served as youth ambassador for the 2016-2017 Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange in Germany. A 2016 graduate of Olathe Northwest High School, Horn is the son of Kyle and Tracy Horn, Lenexa.
Wolf is a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Peru. Wolf said she will teach English as a second language in Peru and host a film series that would offer insight into American culture.
"My current plans are to attend graduate school in linguistics and pursue a career as an educator," Wolf said. "A Fulbright English teaching assistant position will help me improve my knowledge of the structure of both English and Spanish and gain teaching experience."
As an undergraduate researcher with Mary Kohn, associate professor of linguistics, Wolf is analyzing interviews related to Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. She is the president of Spanish Club, vice president of Sigma Delta Pi, vice president of Sigma Tau Delta, secretary of International Buddies and a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Beta Kappa and the University Honors Program. A 2016 graduate of Tonganoxie High School, she is the daughter of Randal and Michelle Wolf, Lenexa.
The Fulbright U.S. Student Grant application for the next round of the competition is already open. Students interested in spending an academic year abroad beginning in fall 2021 should contact Jim Hohenbary, director of the Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. The campus deadline is Aug. 24.