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Anesce Dremen ?17 Anesce Dremen ’17 has led an international existence since her college years, having made many extended visits to China and having worked as an outreach specialist in the Beijing office of a U.S.-based educational company. Now, with a goal of immersion in Indian culture, Ms. Dremen has accepted a prestigious English Teaching Assistantship in India through the Fulbright Program.

An English and Chinese major, Ms. Dremen was president of the Chinese Club and a Fellow at the Brainard Writing Center. She studied in China through the prestigious Critical Language Scholarship in Xi’an and Suzhou, and studied abroad in Beijing and Chengdu as a Gilman Scholar. She was also an editor for Centrique Magazine and a leader of Poetry Underground.

Ms. Dremen plans to bring literature and creative expression to Indian classrooms. “I aspire to use the platform of literature and creative writing to foster mutual understanding,” she wrote in her application essay. “This is a key ingredient for why I’m excited to be an English Teaching Assistant in India, so I can learn more about Indic literature and cultures while guiding my students in creatively learning English.”

Currently, Ms. Dremen is traveling through India while writing a book, collaborating with local artists, learning Hindi, and keeping up with her travel blog, After her return to the U.S., Anesce intends to pursue graduate school in comparative literature and eventually become a university-level professor. Congratulations to Anesce Dremen on her Fulbright placement!

Established in 1946, the Fulbright Program aims to increase mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and other countries through the exchange of persons, knowledge, and skills. The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, and fellowships are available to American students wishing to spend a year or more abroad after college to teach, conduct scholarly research, or engage in creative projects. During this present uncertain time, many international programs have been suspended. However, we can expect that they will resume in the future; therefore, Carthage students interested in the Fulbright opportunity should contact Professor Dan Choffnes, Fulbright Program Adviser.