Korean Language Student Awarded Fulbright Scholarship

Kate Lee, third year Korean student

Kate Lee awarded Fulbright Scholarship

Washington University senior Kate Lee was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship by the J. William Fulbright Scholarship Board Tuesday. A member of the University’s women’s tennis team and a history major, Lee has been selected as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant for South Korea. Lee will receive six weeks of language and culture training before being appointed to her position which will start in July 2018 and continue for a year.

Lee isn’t without experience, as she taught English to children who lived in areas outside of Seoul in the summer of 2014.

“I applied for the Fulbright grant because I found the program’s commitment to cultural exchange and learning so attractive,” Lee wrote in a statement to Student Life. “I’m really looking forward to the six weeks of intensive language, culture and ESL instruction I will be receiving prior to my placement in a South Korean school. I believe the lessons that I learn during that time will help me better connect with my future students and allow me to appreciate Korean culture on a greater level.”