Michaela Luckey
  • Michaela Luckey, a 2018 Husker graduate, has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Spain. A graduate of York Community High School, she now lives and works in the Chicago area as an editorial associate at the University of Chicago Press. While at Nebraska, Luckey majored in English with a business minor. One university experience that made her think about pursuing English teaching was her time at the Writing Center. Working there, especially with international students, solidified her interest in language learning and ultimately pursuing a Teaching English as a Foreign Language certificate.
  • Luckey applied for a Fulbright in Spain because she wanted to become fluent in Spanish and find a program that fit her skill set. She found a perfect opportunity with a program in Madrid that was looking for teachers who could work in their writing center. When she returns to the United States, she hopes to find work as a TEFL teacher in the Chicago area and eventually begin a Master of Education program. She hopes to become a bilingual secondary education teacher in Illinois.
  • The flagship international educational exchange program of the U.S. Department of State, Fulbright provides fully-funded opportunities to spend 1 academic year abroad in a specific host country. The heart of the Fulbright exchange program is the mission to foster mutual understanding between nations, advance knowledge across communities, and improve lives around the world. Fulbright students build lasting relationships and networks, as well as career-relevant skills, like cultural competency. Graduating seniors, recent alumni, and graduate students may apply for Fulbright U.S. Student awards.