Current Students Abroad

Lindsey Drost

Hi!! I‘m Lindsey and I‘ll be writing from Bremen, in north western Germany. I‘m originally from Michigan, but since graduating from high school I have spent time living in Germany, New Zealand, Miami, and of course, Tuscaloosa. Throughout college and all of these moves, I have been able to learn Spanish and German, and developed a passion for language education and the role it plays in improving intercultural communication and understanding. In that time I have volunteered/worked at the English Language Institute at UA, Central High School, and Breakthrough Collaborative. All of those experiences together are what led me to apply for Fulbright to continue exploring and improving as an educator. Thanks for reading and I‘m excited to be able to share a little bit of this experience with you!!

Malik Seals

From Columbus, Mississippi, Malik received a Fulbright Award to research “Pregnancy and Multiple Sclerosis: Investigating Nature’s Immunosuppressant” at Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin in Berlin, Germany. A 2020 UA Honors College graduate in biological sciences, he has been honored with the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award and membership in Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Anderson Society, Jasons Senior Men’s Honorary, Omicron Delta Kappa, Alpha Epsilon Delta and Black Student Union Hall of Fame, and served as president of the National Pan-Hellenic Council. He is currently a graduate student in immunology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he is an Albert Schweitzer Fellow.

Natasha Stevanovich

From Washington, Michigan, Natasha is a Delta Phi Alpha German Honor Society and Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society member, UA German Club President, Outstanding Service in German award recipient, Model United Nations Club member, Tuscaloosa County Schools ESL Tutor and UA English Language Institute conversation partner. A 2021 Honors College graduate in German and psychology with a minor in creative media with study experience at Humboldt University in Germany and advanced fluency in German, she was selected to teach in Germany.

Michael Fisher

Hello! My name is Michael Fisher, and I am a Fulbright ETA in Schleswig-Holstein Germany for the 2021-2022 season. As a student at UA, I majored in International Studies and German, both of which helped prepare me for my time in Germany. The school I currently work in is a gymnasium in the town of Heikendorf. As an ETA, I share about life in Alabama and the U.S., as well as help English teachers prepare their students to utilize the language in the future.

Logan Fenhouse

My name is Logan, and I’m from just outside of Chicago, Illinois. I graduated from UA in 2020 with degrees in Spanish and Interdisciplinary Studies, and I spent a year afterwards working for a community health nonprofit in Greensboro, AL. This year, I was selected to be a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in the Canary Islands of Spain, in a smaller town on the island of Gran Canaria. I’m so excited to learn more about the culture and traditions in this area, improve my Spanish, and develop relationships with individuals on this amazing island!

Camille Constance Nealey Carr

From Wake Forest, North Carolina, Camille is a fellow of the Blackburn Institute, Blount Interdisciplinary Scholar in the liberal arts, Honors College member and 2019 summa cum laude graduate in Spanish and political science with fluency in the Spanish language, was chosen to teach in Colombia.

Katie Lightfoot

From Northport,  Alabama, Katie has experience being a discussion facilitator with the UA English Language Institute, an active leader in Model United Nations and German Club, Delta Phi Alpha German Honor Society member, Honors College member and 2019 graduate in international studies and foreign languages. Additionally, Katie is enrolled in graduate studies in German at UA, and was chosen to teach in Germany.

Robert “Chad” Hankins

From Mobile, Alabama, Chad is a Blount Interdisciplinary Scholar in the liberal arts, member of the Mallet Assembly and White Rose Society, certified teacher of English as a Foreign Language and 2018 graduate in political science with a minor in German, advanced German language competency, and Global Studies Certificate. Chad was chosen to teach in Germany.

Ian Samlowski

 From Madison, Ian is a teaching assistant in the department of modern languages and classics, translator for the Birmingham Holocaust Education Center and fluent German speaker who holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in German from UA with membership in Delta Phi Alpha German Honor Society. Ian was chosen to teach in Germany.