ETHS history teacher Adam Markgraf will travel to the far east this summer as part of a Fulbright-Hays Award through Oakton Community College.

From July 4-August 8, Margraf will study the culture and heritage of India and Sri Lanka and how the two countries are emerging in the 21st century. Program participants will gain practical knowledge on the different cultural, social, religious, and historical aspects of the two nations, and a better understanding of contemporary India and Sri Lanka against the backdrop of their history and culture. The program consists of academic study seminars and field visits throughout the two countries.

The Fulbright-Hays program provides short-term study and travel seminars abroad for U.S. educators in the social sciences and humanities to improving their understanding and knowledge of the peoples and cultures of other countries. Funding is provided by the U.S. Departments of Education and State, as well as the participating countries.

Seven to 10 seminars are held annually with 14 to 16 participants each. Seminars are four to six weeks in duration. All seminars are held in countries outside of Western Europe.

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