Nicholas Huang, a recent graduate of Butler University with a double major in Finance and Marketing, has received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program award to Macau for an English Teaching Assistantship for the 2018-2019 academic year from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Huang will teach English and US Culture at Macau Polytechnic Institute. Nicholas is the grandson of Whitewater residents Tom and Karen Christofferson, and former residents I-Ning and Joyce Huang. Son of WHS graduates (’83), Kuang-Yu and Susan Huang.
Nicholas is one of over 1,900 U.S. citizens who will conduct research, teach English, and provide expertise abroad for the 2018-2019 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement as well as record of service and leadership potential in their respective fields.
“I am ecstatic to be able to share my American perspective with learners of English and gain insight into their learning experience”, reports Huang.
“Nick is the ideal individual to serve as cultural ambassador,” said Dacia Charlesworth, Butler University’s Fulbright Program Adviser. “He embodies the spirit of the Fulbright mission and I am certain the students and community members in Macau are going to enjoy learning about the U.S. through his interactions.”
The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to build lasting connections between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The Fulbright Program is funded through an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations, and foundations around the world also provide direct and indirect support to the Program, which operates in over 160 countries worldwide.
Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has given more than 380,000 students, scholars, teachers, artists, professionals, and scientists the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas, and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.
Fulbrighters address critical global challenges in all areas while building relationships, knowledge, and leadership in support of the long-term interests of the United States. Fulbright alumni have achieved distinction in many fields, including 59 who have been awarded the Nobel Prize, 82 who have received Pulitzer Prizes, and 37 who have served as a head of state or government.