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Blum in Macedonia as Fulbright

Wofford graduate teaches English and serves as an ambassador for the United States.

David Blum ’14 was selected as a Fulbright scholar and now is working as an English teaching assistant at Said Najdeni Elementary School in Debar, Macedonia. He works with the school's English teachers in classes for students in grades 6 through 9 and recently accompanied his students on a field trip to the U.S. Embassy.

“I help with lessons and teach the students about the United States,” says Blum. “In my free time, I’ve been traveling, eating kebabs and listening to Wofford football radio broadcasts in the middle of the night.”

While at Wofford, Blum majored in history and completed the Teacher Education program. He also studied abroad in Bosnia and Serbia.

The English Teaching Assistant (ETA) programs place Fulbright scholars in classrooms abroad to provide assistance to the local English teachers. ETAs teach English language while serving as cultural ambassadors for the United States.

by Jo Ann Mitchell Brasington ‘89