WXII features Elon alums selected for prestigious Fulbright Awards

The report by the NBC affiliate included interviews with three members of the Class of 2022 who will be teaching English abroad during the next year through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.

A recent report by NBC affiliate WXII focused on Elon students who will be heading overseas to teach English through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program in the coming year.

Interviewed for the segment were, from left, Deena Elrefai, Tasia Theoharis and Samantha Dominguez.

Reporter Rachel Ellis spoke with Deena Elrefai, Tasia Theoharis and Samantha Dominguez as they prepared to graduate and head abroad. It was a remarkable year for Elon students applying to the prestigious program, with all 12 Elon applicants who were named as semifinalists for awards selected as finalists or named alternates.

Theoharis will be heading to Germany to teach English and building upon her knowledge of international politics gained through her time at Elon.

“I focus on European politics and to learn about that through the people who are experiencing it, is a very different experience than like learning it as an undergraduate,” Theoharis told Ellis. “Very objectively and from a U.S. perspective. I am really excited to learn that from a German perspective.”

Find the entire segment here.