Recent alumni enjoying their experience teaching in Austria

Jonathan Granville and Crystal Sharp, both members of the Class of 2019, were awarded grants to teach English in Austria during the 2019-20 school year.

Recent Elon graduates Jonathan Granville ’19 and Crystal Sharp ’19 have been teaching in English in Austria this school year with support from grants offered by the Fulbright Commission in Austria.

In this program, known as USTA, English-speaking college graduates work as teaching assistants in Austria. The TAs support teachers in English classrooms, providing conversation practice, language instruction, and a first-hand perspective on US-American culture. The grant program is managed by the Fulbright Commission in Austria.

Granville, a sport management major with minors in German Studies and Business Administration, is working with future English teachers at a university in Klagenfurt in southern Austria.

In his spare time, Granville has been enjoying basketball and hiking, often with his students.

Sharp, who double-majored in German studies and art history, minored in history, and was Elon’s first-ever German studies major, teaches at two schools in Vienna’s city center. There, she works with students aged 10-18 and assists during after-school programs. One of the schools is a high-performing UNESCO school, while the second is art focused, allowing her to make connections to her art history major. Sharp credits Assistant Professor of German Kristin Lange for notifying her about the opportunity and encouraging her to apply.

Both Granville and Sharp are members of the National German Honor Society known as Delta Phi Alpha.