Alumni Spotlight: Maria Andrews ’17 on her Fulbright ETA in Malaysia

  • Maria Andrews ’17
Maria Andrews ’17, an International Studies and Dance major at MMC, received the prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) grant to teach in Malaysia from January to November 2018.

Based in the Tanah Merah Secondary School in Malaysia’s state of Kedah, Andrews spent a year teaching English to her students, exploring Malaysian culture, and building relationships with her fellow teachers and host family. 

Andrews was featured in the local news channel’s Kami Sayang Teacher series, which introduces 12 of the 100 US graduates who spent 2018 as English Teaching Assistants in Malaysia through the Fulbright grant. For more about Maria, read here. 

Check out the video below for a glimpse into Maria’s daily life and favorite experiences as an ETA:


For current students interested in learning more about applying for a Fulbright and other prestigious grants, check out MMC’s External Scholarships page.