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Kole Galbraith awarded Fulbright Scholarship to teach English


Kole Galbraith, son of Colville tribal member Lorena Boyd and Allan Galbraith, grandson to Larry and Gerry Boyd, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to teach English in the small, rural village of Bad-Aussee, Austria.

He was awarded the scholarship at the conclusion of his studies at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington.

The Fulbright Scholarship Program selects U.S. and foreign college graduates for exchanges in all areas of study, including the sciences, business, teaching, public service, government, and the arts. The goal of the Fulbright scholarship is to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.

Each year the Austrian-American Educational Commission (AAEC) works together with the Fulbright Commission and the Austrian Ministry of Education and Women’s Affairs (BMBF) to bring 140 college graduates from the USA and all over the world to work as native-speaking language assistants in secondary schools in Austria.

Galbraith has a one-year commitment to teach English in Bad-Aussee. He appreciates this opportunity to experience and interact with such a traditional culture he would have overlooked if he had not participated in the USTA program. Galbraith expects to use this newfound knowledge to continue traveling the world to teach, learn, and positively impact the communities in which he lives.

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