A native of Omaha, Molly Sambol earned Fulbright to teach in South Korea in Nebraska today

Molly Sambol, a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, has received a Fulbright Scholarship to teach English in South Korea. The native Omaha American studied secondary education specializing in English-language arts.

Sambol applied to Fulbright to combine her two passions: teaching and Korean culture. She has been interested in South Korea, including music, movies, and food, for several years. She studied abroad in South Korea in the summer of 2019 and took part in the WELL Korean Culture Club in Nebraska.

Sambol said she was looking forward to immersing herself in the culture.

“I’ve been studying Korean over and over for a number of years and am looking forward to the opportunity to improve my skills,” she said. “I’m also looking forward to teaching in Korea and getting to know all of my students.”

Sambol is well prepared to teach English abroad.

“The university has done so much to prepare me for Fulbright,” she said. “I was able to take multicultural and multilingual educational courses. I’ve grown a lot over the past four years, and I think a lot of that is thanks to it UNL. ”

Outside of teaching, Sambol will set up a club for students to share their interests in international cultures.

“One of the main reasons I’m where I am today is because of the Korean Culture Club here at UNL Campus, ”she said. “As one of the founding members and the outgoing president, I have seen the amazing connections that can be made when people from different backgrounds and cultures come together to share similar interests. I look forward to doing something similar with my students in South Korea. “

After teaching abroad, she plans to return to Nebraska to teach secondary English. She looks forward to sharing the knowledge gained in South Korea with future students.

The Fulbright program, the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the US Government should create lasting links between Americans and citizens of other countries; Counteract misunderstandings; and helping people and nations work together towards common goals. Since its inception in 1946, the program has enabled more than 390,000 students, scholars, artists, teachers, and professionals of all backgrounds to study, teach, and research. Exchange ideas; and find solutions for common international concerns.

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