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Eleanor Baude-Phillips '17 is Teaching in Czech Republic as Fulbright Scholar

December 15, 2017

Immediately upon graduation from Earlham, Eleanor Baude-Phillips ’17 embarked on a funded international teaching experience to add new credentials to her growing resume.

She is among a select group of recent graduates from across the country to be named a Fulbright Scholar for the 2017-18 academic year as part of the United States government’s flagship international student exchange program.

“It’s such an honor to be in the Czech Republic,” Baude-Phillips says. “I’ve met incredible, inspirational people, and learned so much about myself as a teacher, including different methodologies about teaching. While I’ve been fortunate enough to have previous teaching experience, I wanted to try teaching abroad and get my feet wet before committing to an advanced degree.

“Applying for a Fulbright felt like giving myself a chance to explore different avenues of interest. I was specifically interested in the Czech Republic for its history,” she says. “The more I learn about the country’s literary and cinematic history, the more grateful I am to be here.”

Fulbright Recipients Since 1991

  • 2017-18 Eleanor Baude-Phillips ’17,
    English, Teaching English in Czech Republic
  • 2016-17 Chisama Ku Penn '16,
    Spanish & Hispanic Studies, TESOL, Teaching English in Argentina
  • 2014-15 Rosalyn Endlich '12,
    Peace and Global Studies
  • 2014-15 Brian Forman '14,
  • 2014-15 Hanley Fultz '14,
    International Studies and Politics
  • 2014-15 Shannon Herbert '14,
    Japanese Studies
  • 2014-15 Chris Marshall '13,
  • 2014-15 Hugh Schmidt '14,
    German and History
  • 2011-12 Sarah Chalfin '12,
    Teaching English in Sri Lanka
  • 2011-12 Erica Gendall-Conrad '12,
    Teaching English in Germany
  • 2011-12 Anna Hetzel '12,
    Teaching English in Andorra
  • 2009-10 Ian Cross '10,
  • 2009-10 Max Crumley-Effinger '10,
  • 2009-10 Janel Torkington '09,
  • 2008-09 Colin Haywood '08,
    English and Japanese Studies
  • 2007-08 Meredith Hanson '07,
    Comparative Languages and Linguistics and TESOL
  • 2007-08 Katherine Brim '07,
    German and TESOL
  • 2007-08 Ellen Falk '07,
    German and Human Development & Social Relations
  • 2006-07 Tim Shenk '04,
    Spanish and Hispanic Studies
  • 2005-06 Mollie Cripe '05,
  • 2005-06 Kelsey Mann '05,
    Comparative Language and Literature
  • 2005-06 Garret Bucks '03,
    Peace and Global Studies
  • 2005-06 Kjersti Knox '03,
  • 2004-05 Karen L. Hibbard-Rode '04,
  • 2004-05 Charles Kamm '91,
  • 1999-2000 Joel Andrews '99,
    Biology and German
  • 1999-2000 Nathan Muchhala '99,
  • 1997-98 Sara Kriksciun '96,
    German and Politics
  • 1996-97 Mary Landrum '96,
    Teaching Assistant in France
  • 1995-96 Rebecca Thomforde '95
  • 1991-92 David Fernandes '91,
    International Relations in Chile

An English major at Earlham, Baude-Phillips first discovered a passion for creative writing and teaching as a career on campus. She previously traveled to Europe as part of Earlham’s off-campus program in London and was interested in traveling to other parts of Europe before applying to graduate school.

“Earlham’s English department helped me to define my interest within the major as well as introducing me to some of my absolute favorite writers including Virginia Woolf, James Baldwin, Audre Lorde and Adrienne Rich,” Baude-Phillips says. “Of course, I knew some of these authors before college, but in class at Earlham I learned how to critically think about what I was reading, and actually begin to understand what was happening in texts and put it into context.”

With 31 Fulbright Scholars to its name since 1999, Earlham has long been recognized among the nation’s best for producing well-prepared global scholars. In 2012 and 2014, the College was named one of the nation’s top-producing Fulbright institutions and published alongside other leading institutions by the Chronicle of Higher Education. The six Fulbrights awarded to Earlhamites in 2014 — these grants supported both independent research projects and teaching placements abroad — was an institutional record.

Earlham’s distinctive approach to the liberal arts makes purposeful connections between classroom learning and experiential opportunities that position students to navigate an increasingly complex world from a multidisciplinary approach. The addition of the EPIC Advantage provides the offer of a funded internship, community project or research experience for all students.

For more information on the Fulbright Grant for Educational and Cultural Exchange, contact Associate Professor of History Elana Passman at passmel@earlham.edu.

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Earlham College, a national liberal arts college located in Richmond, Indiana, is a "College That Changes Lives." We expect our students to be fully present: to think rigorously, value directness and genuineness, and actively seek insights from differing perspectives. The values we practice at Earlham are rooted in centuries of Quaker tradition, but they also constitute the ideal toolkit for contemporary success.

Brian Zimmerman is director of media relations at Earlham College. He can be reached at 765-983-1256 and zimmebr@earlham.edu.

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