West Seneca Spanish teacher Laura Low receives prestigious Fulbright Award

Laura Low of West Seneca West Senior High School has received a Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Program award.Laura Low of West Seneca West Senior High School has received a Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Program award.

The U.S. Department of State and the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board are pleased to announce that Laura Low of West Seneca West Senior High School has received a Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Program award.

Low is in her 25th year of teaching and has been a Spanish teacher at West Senior for 13 years. She also serves as World Language Department Chairperson, NYS Seal of Biliteracy Advisor and International Relations Club Advisor.

Low says, “I applied for this program because it offers some of the best means of learning – collaboration and travel – for the purpose of improving as an educator. The opportunity to exchange ideas with colleagues from many different places is invaluable. And through field experience in a school abroad (TBD), I’ll gain fresh perspectives to bring back to the classroom. Participating in this program will offer new, creative ideas to help me continue to engage my students in their study of language and culture.  I also look forward to sharing with my colleagues at home what I learn from the experience.”

As a Fulbright recipient, Low will share knowledge and foster meaningful connections across communities in the United States and abroad. Fulbrighters engage in cutting-edge research and expand their professional networks, often continuing research collaborations started abroad and laying the groundwork for forging future partnerships between institutions.

Upon returning to their classrooms in the United States, they share their stories and often become active supporters of international exchange, inviting foreign scholars and educators to their school or campus and encouraging their colleagues and students to go abroad. As Fulbright alumni, their careers are enriched by joining a network of thousands of esteemed scholars, many of whom are leaders in their fields. Fulbright alumni include 60 Nobel Prize laureates, 89 Pulitzer Prize recipients, and 40 who have served as a head of state or government.

The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program and is supported by the people of the United States and partner countries around the world. The Fulbright Program is funded through an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Participating governments and host institutions, corporations, and foundations around the world also provide direct and indirect support to the Program.

For over 75 years, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 400,000 participants – chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential – with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas, and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.

For further information about the Fulbright Program or the U.S. Department of State, please visit http://eca.state.gov/fulbright.

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