CUNY Baccalaureate Senior Zhong ‘Linda’ Lin is 2016-17 Fulbright Finalist

IMG_0789CUNY Baccalaureate is pleased to announce that Zhong ‘Linda’ Lin has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant in for an English Teaching Assistantship for the 2016-2017 academic year from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

Linda is one of over 1,900 U.S. citizens who will teach, conduct research, and provide expertise abroad for the 2016-2017 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement as well as record of service and demonstrated leadership in their respective fields.

During her time as an English Teaching Assistant, Linda will prepare secondary school students for a Global Classrooms (Model UN) project and will participate in the proceedings.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is administered at CUNY Baccalaureate through Kate McPherson, Senior Academic Advisor, who serves as the Fulbright Program Adviser.  A small but mighty program, with roughly 400 students, CUNY Baccalaureate has a strong Fulbright culture and an impressive number of recipients in recent years.

Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 370,000 participants—chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential — with the opportunity to exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. Over 1,900 U.S. students, artists and young professionals in more than 100 different fields of study are offered Fulbright Program grants to study, teach English, and conduct research annually. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program operates in over 140 countries throughout the world.  Lists of Fulbright recipients are available at:

The Fulbright Program is funded through an annual appropriation made by the United States Congress to the Department of State. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations, and foundations in foreign countries and in the United States also provide direct and indirect support.

In the United States, the Institute of International Education administers and coordinates the activities relevant to the Fulbright U.S. Student Program on behalf of the Department of State, including conducting an annual competition for the scholarships.

The Fulbright Program also awards grants to U.S. scholars, teachers and faculty to conduct research and teach overseas.  In addition, some 4,000 new foreign Fulbright students and scholars come to the United States annually to study for graduate degrees, conduct research and teach foreign languages.

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