Ariel Stenger

2015 Fulbright Scholar

Ariel Stenger

Ariel Stenger

UofL graduate Ariel Stenger has earned a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant grant to work in a rural area of Thailand. She has taught at Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in Lakota, S. D. for the past two years through Teach For America.

The U.S. Student Fulbright Program, a federally sponsored international, educational and cultural exchange, recognizes academic merit and leadership potential. The program promotes mutual understanding between U.S. residents and people in more than 155 countries worldwide. Fulbrights are among the most prestigious awards in higher education.

“Educational equity is an issue transcending country borders. Learning how Thai culture influences the Thai educational model will prove insightful. Teaching in Thailand will be an incredible challenge and opportunity for me to provide Thai students with English-speaking confidence while building the context for a career in the U.S. State Department,” Stenger said.

Collegiate experience

  • Areas of study:
    2012 UofL College of Business graduate with an economics major and Asian studies and international business minors

Hometown information

  • Hometown:
  • High school:
    2008 graduate, Notre Dame Academy
  • Parents:
    Jenn and Tony Stenger of Burlington