All expenses paid for student receiving Oxford fellowship

Monica Vroomen ’16

Monica Vroomen ’16

Monica Vroomen ’16, of Alexandria, will study at the University of Oxford this summer in a highly selective, all-expenses-paid fellowship sponsored by the English-Speaking Union of the United States (ESU).

A major in teaching English as a second language, Vroomen was chosen for ESU’s British Universities Summer School Scholarship program, which is primarily for high school English teachers but also involves a small number of college undergraduates. The program expects to enroll no more than six U.S. college students this year, said Alice Uhl, ESU’s international programs manager.

The program, titled “History, Politics & Society,” runs from July 5-25 at Exeter College, one of Oxford’s oldest and most prestigious colleges. As part of the program, Vroomen will take two graduate seminars. Oxford, founded in 1096, is the oldest university in the English-speaking world.