Aubrey Hoeppner, an Arlington Heights native, and four other Pepperdine University students have been awarded grants from the prestigious Fulbright Program.
Hoeppner, a senior, class of 2012, and Graphic news editor, will teach English as a foreign language in Bulgaria. Beginning in August, she will spend 10 months with high school students in Bulgaria. Hoeppner taught business English last summer in Bulgaria and plans to volunteer in an orphanage during her stay.
Each year, around 8,000 awards are granted to U.S. students, foreign students, scholars and visiting scholars, as well as to several hundred teachers and professionals. The Fulbright program was established to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries worldwide through the exchange of persons, knowledge, and skills.
Hoeppner joins Julie Barr, Cameron Kruse, Wojetk Peliks and Sabena Virani from Pepperdine who have received scholarships to teach, study, or perform research in another country for approximately one year.