Greece Bound: Meredith York ′10 to Teach English in Athens
Publication Date: 6/14/2010
Meredith York ’10 has been granted a fellowship to participate in the Hellenic American Educational Foundation (HAEF) Program in Athens, Greece for the 2010-2011 academic year. A recent graduate with a B.A. in English, she was a tutor for the Rhodes’ Writing Center.
Every year, ten fellowships are awarded to graduating seniors from colleges and universities in the United States to teach in supervised English classes and act as young ambassadors. The role of the fellows includes sharing their culture, language and knowledge with students in the Athens schools. Outside school hours, the fellowship affords ample time and opportunity to explore Greece.
York says she found out about the program in a book she purchased at the Rhodes Bookstore. “The book is called Delaying the Real World, and it had a short description from a past program participant,” she adds. After visiting the program’s website, she submitted her application. After making it to the “second round” of the application process, she was interviewed over the phone.
In Athens, York will be working in the college counseling office in addition to helping with English literature classes. She was an intern in the Rhodes Admissions Office this past year.