Matthew Grimes '12
As a senior at Siena College, Matthew Grimes felt ‘incredibly blessed’ for the opportunities he had been provided as a Spanish major. Matthew notes that in addition to taking a wide range of interesting courses within his major, he had the opportunity to extend his studies abroad to Spain and South America. Matthew will continue to pursue his interests in Spanish Language and Latin American culture as an English Teaching Assistant in Argentina as a U.S Fulbright Scholar. The Fulbright Program, which is sponsored by the U.S Department of State and the Institute of International Education, is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries through cultural exchange. Matthew is excited to to spend more time abroad to enhance his understanding of the Spanish speaking world. He feels incredibly honored to have this opportunity.
Matthew writes “I would like to thank Siena College and the Department of Modern Languages and Classics for successfully preparing me for this next stage of my life, and look forward to returning home to share my experiences with others.”