2018-19 Fulbright: Brianna Zimmerman

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2018-19 Fulbright: Brianna Zimmerman

Brianna Zimmerman
Brianna Zimmerman

Brianna Zimmerman, a global studies major and business, history and Spanish minor at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, has been awarded an English Teaching Assistantship to South Korea.

Zimmerman graduated from Theodore F. Riggs High School in Pierre, South Dakota.

She has studied abroad previously in Granada, Spain.

Zimmerman said she is looking forward to continuing her work with young children. She has worked at the YMCA Elliott Community Learning Center in Lincoln and as a daycare provider at the People’s City Mission.

Her interest in South Korea was piqued when she worked with a woman from the country as an English as a Second Language tutor through Lincoln Literacy.

“I am excited to gain a better understanding of the culture of South Korea and to develop my teaching experiences as I represent the United States,” she said.

Outside of the classroom, Zimmerman would like to establish pen pals between her elementary students in South Korea and those in Lincoln.

As a Fulbright recipient, she will earn Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages certification. Upon her return to the United States, she plans to continue teaching English as a second language. She also plans to pursue work at a nonprofit organization that helps resettle immigrants and refugees.

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