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F.C.’s Baker Receives Fulbright Grant for Trip to Taiwan

Falls Church resident Matthew N. Baker (front, third from left, wearing sunglasses) with other English teaching assistants at a typhoon cleanup in Taichung, Taiwan. (Courtesy Photo)
Falls Church resident Matthew N. Baker (front, third from left, wearing sunglasses) with other English teaching assistants at a typhoon cleanup in Taichung, Taiwan. (Courtesy Photo)

Matthew Noah Baker, a spring 2015 graduate of the College of William & Mary and a 2011 graduate of George Mason High School, received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant, which he’s using to do an English teaching assistantship in Taiwan, the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced recently.

The Fulbright Program, the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government, is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields.

Baker, a longtime resident of Falls Church City, earned a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Linguistics and French & Francophone Studies. Over the next year, he will help teach English to elementary school students in Taichung city, which is located in central Taiwan and he’ll be blogging about his adventures in Taiwan at bakereta.wordpress.com.

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