In the past eight years, seven St. Ambrose students have earned a Fulbright award, the oldest and largest U.S. exchange program—and one of the most prestigious. It offers opportunities for students, scholars and professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide.
Spring 2011 graduate Munir Sayegh went to Egypt, studying Qur'anic manuscripts and other ancient examples of Arabic letterforms in order to create a modern typeface family for advertising, graphic design and marketing in the Arab world. Read a Quad-City Times news story about Munir.
- Lacey Jacobs '04 studied advertising in Germany.
- Anna Anderson '05 was selected to be an English teaching assistant in South Korea.
- Travis Leggett '06 was a teaching assistant in Austria while studying World History and European Studies at the University of Vienna.
- Jenna Stevens '08 was awarded a scholarship to teach ESL in South Korea. Read her story.
- Samantha Lee '09 applied her industrial engineering degree to assess a computerized reporting system used in monitoring the spread of the AIDS disease in Trinidad and Tobago.
- John Kuhn traveled to India in July 2010 for nine months to teach conversational English to 6th–10th graders. Read John's story.