Nabila Rahman, a University of Richmond senior, has received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship to teach English and study in Malaysia for the 2012–13 academic year.

Rahman, a Richmond native, majored in PPEL (politics, philosophy, economics and law) with a concentration in economics. In Malaysia, she will participate in the English Teaching Assistantship Program and study the development policies of the nation and its export-driven “Asian Tiger Cub” economy.

The Fulbright Program was established in 1946 and named for the late Sen. J. William Fulbright, who introduced a bill in Congress to create a program “promoting international good will through exchange of students in the fields of education, culture and science.” The program has sent more than 300,000 scholars, students and teachers abroad since its creation.

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