Jessica Fox, an English Language Fellow in Indonesia from 2012-2014, is a doctoral student in the Second Language Studies Program at Michigan State University. Jessica’s participation in the English Language Fellow Program was a pivotal step in the progression of her career. She explored different aspects of language education, program administration, and public diplomacy efforts. Jessica’s fellowship experience also influenced her research interest in the impact of studying abroad on language acquisition.
Aside from the professional experience Jessica gained as an English Language Fellow, she also engaged in intensive language learning, joined local sports teams and jungle running clubs and scuba dived in some of Indonesia’s least touched corners of coral paradise. “I enjoy being able to share my story with prospective candidates, giving them real life examples of what a day in the life of a Fellow may be like. Each Fellow’s tale is different, so I think it is critical for candidates to be exposed to a number of voices.”