Shin Freedman Receives Prestigious Fulbright Award to Teach in China

Shin Freedman Receives Prestigious Fulbright Award to Teach in China

Aug 2, 2016

Shin Freedman, the Head of Scholarly Resources & Collections at Framingham State University, has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program grant to teach in China during the 2016-17 academic year.

Freedman will teach Library and Information Science graduate courses at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou China. Her course is part of a project entitled Strategies and Practices in Research & Evaluation and Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.

In addition to teaching at Zhejiang University, Freedman will travel in China and the East Asia Pacific region giving lectures at other colleges.

“It’s an honor to receive a Fulbright Scholar grant and have this opportunity to travel to China,” said Freedman. “It should be an incredible experience.” 

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, a division of the Institute of International Education.

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The primary source of funding for the Fulbright Program is an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations and foundations in foreign countries and in the United States also provide direct and indirect support. The Program operates in over 160 countries worldwide.

About Framingham State University

Framingham State University was founded in 1839 as the nation’s first public university for the education of teachers. Since that time, it has evolved into a vibrant, comprehensive liberal arts institution offering small, personalized classes on a beautiful New England campus. Today, the University enrolls more than 6,000 students with 58 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences and professional fields. As a State College and University (SCU), Framingham State prides itself on quality academic programs, affordability, and commitment to access for all qualified students.