DePaul University Scholar Awarded Fulbright Grant

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Violeta America Rosales received a Fulbright grant to study Arabic at the Arabic Language Institute at the American University in Cairo, Egypt. The Fulbright Program, a highly competitive program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, is the largest international exchange program in the U.S. that offers opportunities for students, scholars and professionals to undertake international graduate study, research and teaching. She is the only Fulbright recipient from DePaul for 2010-11 and the 15th student from DePaul to receive the scholarship since 1994. This is Rosales’ second time studying in Egypt—she was awarded a Gilman International Scholarship and a McNair Scholars Program Study Abroad Scholarship from DePaul’s Enrollment Management & Marketing division to study Arabic for five months at American University in Cairo in spring 2009. After completing her course of study as a Fulbright scholar, Rosales plans to complete her graduate studies examining the Arab Diaspora in Latin America.

Rosales attributes her successful application to the preparation that she received to pursue graduate studies from her faculty mentors, the DePaul Writing Center and the McNair Scholars Program.

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