Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Bethany College Welcomes Fulbright Scholar in Arabic Language, Culture

Bethany College will host a Fulbright Scholar in Arabic in the 2012-13 academic year, according to Dr. Scott D. Miller, President of the College.

Basma Baazaoui of Tunisia will instruct courses in Arabic, in addition to those that will address topics in modern Arabic culture and society. Bethany also hosted a Fulbright Scholar in Arabic last year. 
“Bethany is continually striving to further its focus on preparing the student body to enter the global marketplace, and Ms. Baazaoui is the ideal candidate to do just that,” Dr. Miller said.

The Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is administered by the Institute of International Education. It allows educators from around the world to enhance their teaching abilities, further their understanding of American customs, and serve as representatives of their home cultures by working with students in the U.S. and completing coursework at the host institution.

For more on this story, visit Bethany College's website.