English Language Fellows continue to accomplish amazing work after completing their fellowships. To see how the Fellow Program has benefited the professional and personal lives of alumni, read the alumni impact stories below.

Cerise Santoro

Cerise’s fellowship in the Philippines “increased my gratitude. I am thankful for the smallest gestures. I do not take anything for granted personally or professionally. I learned this from the culture of my host country.”

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Caralyn Bushey

The English Language Fellow Program is “the opportunity of a lifetime. Every professional success I have achieved since coming back from my fellowship is directly attributable to the time I spent as a Fellow.”

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Abigail Williamson

“The fellowship exposed me to the world of policy for the first time, and I was really drawn to it. I may never have had that type of access to the decision-makers here in the U.S., and I credit the fellowship for pushing my career in a new direction.”

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Andy Noonan

The English Language Fellow Program is “an amazing opportunity to support English language teachers, work on your professional goals and to discover new ones, while experiencing the world in ways you would otherwise not have access to.”

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Kathy Green

“These fellowships have allowed me to expand my professional network across the globe. But the fellowship isn’t just about professional development. It’s about understanding my own culture, and opening up to other cultural experiences. I have a much deeper appreciation for my fellow human beings, and that is what I liked the most about being a Fellow.”

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Kevin Spence

“The fellowship provided the professional development edge and finances, which supported my matriculation to a doctoral program. The ELF Program experience provided me the opportunity to speak as an expert and contribute to others’ learning in my doctoral program. My experience makes me a competitive candidate in both academia and the private sector.”

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Daniel Perez

“I have always been adventurous and have a love for teaching, but I think that these fellowships have diminished my fear of the unknown. I can fall back on my experiences as a Fellow to comfort me with the knowledge that I can accomplish just about anything I set my mind to.”

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Delia Dunlap

“The Fellow Program showed me that with a little creativity, I can create and realize any project I can imagine. It is empowering to know that anything is possible. This experience has helped me to become a more confident teacher— I can teach anywhere, in any conditions and I can thrive and inspire generations of students.”

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Shaheed Sabrin

“The fellowship is not always about demonstrating and proving what you know. It’s about growing professionally in areas that you started off being curious about. The program teaches you to get comfortable with the feeling of uncertainty and the unknown. It’ll make you a more competitive professional and set you apart from the competition.”

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