U.S. Teaching Assistantship (USTA) fellowship to Austria Senior '15 Sommer Ireland

Washington and Lee University senior Sommer Ireland, from Mount Pleasant, SC, has been awarded a U.S. Teaching Assistantship (USTA) fellowship to Austria for the 2015-2016 academic year. She will be pursuing her passion for language and cross-cultural exchange as she teaches in two different schools: one in Imst and and one in Landeck which are both in the province of Tyrol. "I've spent a lot of time in Germany during the past 4 years, but my only experience in Austria was a long weekend in Vienna. I'm very excited to have this opportunity to explore the Austrian culture while also being able to share American culture with the students."