Butler junior selected for Fulbright Summer Institute

Emilie Turner is looking forward to experiencing the history, culture and geography of Wales.
Emilie Turner is looking forward to experiencing the history, culture and geography of Wales. | File photo

Butler University announced this week that Emilie Turner, a junior political science and international studies major, has been selected to take part in the Fulbright Summer Institute.

This program will be taking place in Wales and participants will be studying at three U.K. universities: Cardiff University, Aberystwyth University and Bangor University. 

Selections were made by the U.S.-U.K. Fulbright Commission. To be considered for this opportunity, commission members look at academic performance, community and extracurricular involvement, and the likelihood that the student will use this experience to help their local area.

“I love to learn more about people and how to understand different cultures as it relates directly to international relationships,” Turner said. “I’m also excited to teach others about our culture, politics, economic viewpoints, and social environment.”

Turner, who works with the YMCA and Blue Key Honor Society, is considering international law as a career path. She said she is looking forward to experiencing the history, culture and geography of Wales.

This program was initiated by Sen. J. William Fulbright following World War II in order to facilitate learning and leadership programs between countries.


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