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Teaching Arabic at USF St. Petersburg

Raja, FLTA

Raja, FLTA. Picture taken at the Washington DC midyear conference 2011.

Foreign Language Teaching Assistant known as FLTA, is a Fulbright grant sponsored by the State Department to bring exchange educators from all around the globe to teach their native languages at American universities. Among the languages taught is the Arabic Language. The University of South Florida St. Petersburg was one of the universities to apply to host a Fulbright Arabic … Continue reading

Returning Fulbright Award

Map of Moldova

Map of Moldova

I was awarded a returning Fulbright grant and will be heading back to Moldova in July and August. I will be working on a research project about the impact of decisions of the European Court of Human Rights on legal and constitutional reform in Moldova. I will also be making preparations for my Spring 2013 Alternative Spring Break Study Abroad … Continue reading

Fulbright Program Brings Moroccan Scholar to Teach and Learn at USFSP

Raja Benchekroun honed her professional language teaching skills in her native Morocco, teaching English to local and European students and Arabic to American students that were studying in Morocco. And now, as a Fulbright foreign language teacher at USFSP for the 2011-2012 academic year, Benchekroun is developing her understanding of education in the United States, something she formed an interest … Continue reading

Education Graduate Selected for Fulbright Teaching Program in Cyprus

In September, with her master’s degree in elementary education from USFSP in hand, Ali Billias will take her newly developed skills to the Republic of Cyprus. The island country in the Mediterranean Sea will be her home for nine months while she teaches English and American studies as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant. With guidance from George Roy, assistant professor … Continue reading