Communication Studies alum receives Fulbright Assistantship

Leigh Wilson-Mattson, a 2009 Communication Studies graduate, has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship for the coming year. She departed for Malaysia Dec. 31, 2010 and will work for 10 months in the East Asian country. Following a two-week orientation in the capital of Kuala Lumpur, she will teach in the Terengganu province. There, she’ll teach conversational English to middle and high school students while having time to learn about the region’s culture and travel the country.

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the Fulbright program is the largest U.S. international exchange program offering opportunities for students, scholars, and professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide. Wilson-Mattson is one of 12 teaching assistants in Malaysia this year.