Sam Fisher of Marietta received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to teach English at a Moroccan university. He was awarded the grant in March 2020, but the start date was delayed from last September to the same month this year.
Fisher spent the summer of 2017 living in Marrakesh and studying Arabic there. He graduated from the University of Georgia in December 2019 with dual majors in religion and Arabic. In the interim he’s been working as a server and in construction.
“This grant is a way for me to continue my Arabic studies as well as get experience teaching English in a university setting.
“As far as the future, I hope to begin a graduate program in Jewish history and anthropology after my grant ends and after I have attained some fluency in Moroccan and standard Arabic. I speak Spanish as my second language, and I began my Arabic studies my first year at college.
“I hope to use both of these languages in my future studies, and I look forward to further studying various aspects of Jewish history in Morocco this coming year.”