NP grad earns Fulbright award

Alexa Barta, a graduate of New Prague High School and the University of Minnesota- Morris, has earned a Fulbright U.S. Student Program award for 2018-19.

A statistics and Spanish graduate of UMM, Barta will spend nine months teaching English in Brazil, beginning February, 2019.

Barta earned an English Teaching Assistant (ETA) award, which will place her in a classroom abroad to provide assistance to local English teachers. She also will represent the United States as a cultural ambassador during her time overseas.

Having spent four years at Morris working with the region's Latino community as a teacher in the Community English as a Second Language program, Barta is eager to learn more about the culture of her students and their experiences during her Fulbright year.

"I wanted to go outside of my comfort zone and put my language and intercultural competence skills to good use," Barta says, "To me, the opportunity to teach English in a....

To see more on this story pick up the November 15, 2018 print edition of The New Prague Times. 



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