(Posted June 8, 2015)

Molly Adler, of Alexandria, Va., will teach in Russia throughout the 2015-2016 academic year.
Molly Adler, of Alexandria, Va., will teach in Russia throughout the 2015-2016 academic year.


HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- Molly Adler, a senior studying international business and Russian at Juniata College from Alexandria, Va., has been named a Fulbright Fellow to teach English in Russia for the upcoming 2015-2016 academic year.

She is a 2011 graduate of The Howard Gardner School in Alexandria.

Adler, the daughter of Reid Adler and Jacqueline Arnold of Alexandria, will teach English at a high school or university in Russia.

Adler has significant international experience during her Juniata career. During the 2012 summer after her freshman year, she spent a month at a language institute in St. Petersburg, Russia as part of the College's Bard-Smolny Program.

She also studied in The Gambia, in western Africa, as part of a 2013 winter break trip. She also spent a study abroad semester at the University of Volgograd, in Volgograd, Russia.

"I've always been interested in international affairs and the opportunity to immerse myself in Russian culture helps teach poise, diplomacy, and cross-cultural communication -- all of which will remain useful forever."

Molly Adler, 2015 graduate


This spring, Adler presented her research project on "Olympism and Ideology" at the college's Liberal Arts Symposium, held April 23.

Adler serves as president of the Russian Club and was president of Circle K. She also was a member of the Juniata Activities Board. She also was named to several honorary societies, including Omicron Delta Kappa, the national leadership honor society; Tau Pi Phi, the national honor society for business; and Sigma Iota Rho, the national honor society for international studies.

"Juniata has provided me the chance to expand my interests beyond business courses with classes dependent on critical thinking -- I even took an acting class," Adler says. "I've always been interested in international affairs and the opportunity to immerse myself in Russian culture helps teach poise, diplomacy, and cross-cultural communication -- all of which will remain useful forever."

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program equips future American leaders with the skills they need to thrive in increasingly global environment by providing funding for one academic year of study, language instruction or research abroad, to be conducted after graduation from an accredited university.

Fellows undertake self-designed programs in disciplines ranging from social sciences, business, communication and performing arts to physical sciences, engineering and education.

The U.S. Student Program awards approximately 1,100 grants annually and currently operates in over 140 countries worldwide.

‚?®The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Financial support is provided by an annual appropriation from Congress to the Department of State, with significant contributions from participating governments and host institutions in the United States and abroad.

The presidentially appointed J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board formulates policy guidelines and makes the final selection of all grantees.

The Institute of International Education administers and coordinates the activities relevant to the U.S. Student Program, including an annual competition for the scholarships. The Fulbright Program also awards grants to American teachers and faculty to do research, lecture and teach overseas. In addition, some 2,200 foreign Fulbright students and scholars come to the United States annually to study, carry out research and lecture at U.S. universities, colleges and secondary schools.

Contact Gabe Welsch at welschg@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3131 for more information.