Communication studies and political science sophomore Miranda Moore traveled to London this summer to take part in a Fulbright Summer Institute. She studied children’s literature at King’s College as part of the three week experience. Fulbright Summer Institutes offer undergraduates the opportunity to participate in a variety of academic courses at different universities in the United Kingdom for three to six weeks.
Moore learned about Fulbright opportunities through her work at the Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships here at Kansas State University. Studying abroad broadened her exposure to different kinds of children’s literature and the cultural contexts they exist in. She also felt that having a communication studies background allowed her to view the literature she studied through a unique lens.
“Being able to travel out of the country for the first time and share a classroom with people from all over the world and hear their perspective was a very valuable experience,” Moore said. She encourages COMM students to study abroad, and research study abroad and scholarship opportunities early in their undergraduate careers.
Moore plans to attend law school after graduating and hopes to work in education policy.