During my assignment in Bulgaria, I will be teaching English to high school students at the German Language High School in Sofia. I will be teaching 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th graders at the intermediate-advanced level, while working alongside other Bulgarian teachers in tutoring students for the TOEFL and their high school exit exams. I will also have the time and opportunity to carry out my own research project, which will be fleshed out more once I arrive in Bulgaria, and which will hopefully contribute to a substantial body of work in creative writing.
I'm beyond excited to be spending this year teaching in Sofia. I still can't really believe I'm doing what I've wanted to do for years, but with the support and prestige of the Fulbright community. With the knowledge that such an experience will undoubtedly affect the way I look at the world and my life, I'm leaving immediate future plans open. Who knows where such an invaluable opportunity will take me!
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