Learning by accident
Andrea Duntz (’09) learns best by accident. She enrolled in her first philosophy course by mistake, thinking it was actually a theatre class. She liked it so much, philosophy became her major.
Her tendency toward educational accidents followed her abroad. On a study trip to Germany, she learned that pepperoni is the German word for jalapeno by ordering a pizza. In Venice, she was attacked by pigeons. And in Prague, she accidently set her hair on fire.
“I learned something on each occasion,” she said.
A Fulbright Scholarship will take Duntz back to Germany, where she will teach English and, with luck, learn a tremendous amount without hurting herself.
Duntz is one of just 20 Fulbright scholars selected to participate in the “Diversity Initiative” which supports Americans teaching in Germany.