Two students at Nebraska Wesleyan University have been selected for the prestigious Fulbright Summer Institute in the United Kingdom. This is one of the world’s most selective summer programs for undergraduates.
Rachael Kirschenmann, a senior history and music major, has been selected for a four-week program at the University of Bristol in an institute titled, “Slavery and the Atlantic Heritage.” She will conduct research on England’s role in the trans-Atlantic slave trade. She will also participate in community service.
Rachel Schmitt, a Huge Scholar and junior biology major, has been selected for a four-week program at Durham University in an institute titled, “The Northern Borders of Empire to the Making of the Middle Ages.” She will participate in a major archaeological project focused on the northern edges of the Roman Empire in Britain. She will participate in workshops and excavations. You may recall her twin brother, Matt, was selected for the same program last year.
The US-UK Fulbright Commission offers nine institutes each summer and selects three to ten undergraduates per program. Nebraska Wesleyan has had four students selected for the Fulbright Summer Institute in the past three years.