Villavaso selected for Fulbright U.S. Student Program award

A headshot of Morgan Villavaso in a graduation cap and gown.

DENTON, Texas --- Morgan Villavaso, who graduated from Texas Woman’s University in fall 2018 with a degree in sociology, has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant to teach English in Malaysia in early 2020.

Villavaso becomes TWU’s sixth student to be selected to participate in the Fulbright program, which is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange initiative. About 1,200 students from across the country are selected each year to participate in the program and are chosen based on their academic merit and leadership abilities.

“I have chosen Malaysia because immersion in a richly multicultural society with a culture quite different from my own will prepare me for my international career goals,” Villavaso said.

Villavaso plans to pursue a master’s degree in international affairs with a specialization in international organization and United Nations studies at Columbia University following the 10-month Fulbright exchange program.

Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 380,000 students, scholars, teachers, artists, and other professionals with the opportunity to exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. 

The Fulbright Program is federally funded and overseen by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations and foundations in more than 160 countries and the United States also provide direct and indirect support.

A headshot of Morgan Villavaso in a graduation cap and gown.

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Matt Flores
Assistant Vice President, University Communications

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