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I plan to pursue a career in international relations, focused on the region of Central and Eastern Europe with a particular interest in the area of education.
My experience teaching English in Poland will be a cornerstone for developing this career.
Leaders such as Lech Walesa and Václav Havel rose to the presidency in their respective countries; however, I am interested in what became of the less well-known regional leaders of Solidarity after the 1989elections.
For example, after improving my language skills in a provincial capital such as Poznan or Lublin, I would utilize resources such as interviews with local residents, archives, and old newspapers to trace the path of the Solidarity leaders of that specific region and the role that they played in Poland’s democratic transition and trajectory of successful political and economic Development. S., I will continue to employ the skills I honed while teaching, my improved knowledge of the Polish language and culture, and the discoveries of my supplemental study.While studying abroad in Vienna, I interned at an Austrian high school, teaching English grammar and American culture to Austrian adolescents and sharing my country’s literature, songs, foods, holidays, and political system.In the United States, I have volunteered for the past four years as a tutor and classroom assistant at various elementary schools, focusing on working with non-native English speakers—some of whom have known no English at all—to improve their English grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and reading skills.With my strong background in English literature and Polish studies, I am seeking a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Poland.In addition to my native knowledge of English grammar, I am eager to share my passion for American literature and utilize the works of different authors andpoets—from Nathaniel Hawthorne to Maya Angelou—to open discussion about American history and culture.With thousands of applicants each year, the Fulbright is a competitive award.If you are serious about winning, get started on your application early.Furthermore, as research project to more fully utilize the resources around me, I plan to explore the role of local democratic leaders in Poland’s transition to a modern European democracy.Twenty years ago, Poland held the Eastern Bloc’s first truly democratic elections, and the success of Solidarity paved the way for peaceful revolutions in the other European communist countries.This course of study sparked my interest in Poland.This interest was further fueled by my internship with the U. Department of State, where I worked alongside Foreign Service Officers who had served in Warsaw and directly observed Poland’s transition to democracy.