Fulbright Scholarships Will Take Two NWU Students to Germany

Two Nebraska Wesleyan University seniors have been awarded Fulbright scholarships that will take them to Germany next year.

Jeff Seems of Highlands Ranch, Colo., and Brittney Hrabik of Murdock will both teach English in Germany.

The Fulbright Scholarship is the flagship international education program sponsored by the U.S. government. Students are selected based on academic merit and leadership potential.

Seems will graduate in May with a major in communication and a minor in German. He first studied in Germany during the 2009-2010 academic year.

“Deciding to study abroad only after two semesters of German classes was the best decision of my life but the most challenging,” said Seems. “Studying in a small town where there were no English speakers allowed me to successfully and quickly learn German.”

Seems eventually plans to pursue a career in international business with hopes of one day working for the FBI.

“I have always thought it was important to find an exciting job where I can work with people and travel the world,” said Seems. “A 9 to 5 desk job never appealed to me.”

Hrabik credits her German heritage and her love for the History Channel for further developing her interest in international travel. The accounting, international business and German major said her goal during her year in Germany will be to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and those living in other countries.

“I’m excited to be a part of this while learning more about the German language and culture,” she said.

Hrabik — who will also graduate in May — studied abroad last year in Bavaria.

“I really loved the environment and all of the intercultural communication,” said Hrabik. “All of my experiences during my semester abroad led me to apply for a Fulbright Scholarship to Germany.”

Forty-one Nebraska Wesleyan University students have been awarded Fulbright Scholarships, with 31 of those awarded in the past decade. The Institute for International Education has consistently recognized NWU as one of the top national producers of Fulbright scholars.


Congratulations, Brittney

Congratulations, Brittney. We are very proud of you. Best of luck to both of you in Germany.


Congratulations to Brittney! I'm so proud of you and I know you will do wonderful things, no matter where you are. Remember to keep in touch with me, your lowly friend from home. I love you. A lot.

Congrats to Jeff, too!

Congratulations Jeff!

How wonderful for you! :-) For you both!

I suppose you'll be competing in triathlons in Germany, too? Send photos if you do!


Herzlichen Glückwunsch!

Congratulations to my amazing classmates, Jeff and Brittney! You have both earned this outstanding opportunity and I'm very proud of you. Also, plan on me visiting you both next year!

Congrats Brittney!

I'm so proud of you, Brittney!! Best of luck in Germany!

Congratulations Jeffrey

I am so proud of you....you deserve this! Love you...from your family in Golden Colorado

Very,very, very proud

We are so proud of you Jeffrey. You have grown up to be a bright young man and we couldn't be more excited and happy for you.

Our best wishes,
Calvin and Jackie

Congradulations to you JEFF

Congradulations to you JEFF SEEMS BEST OF LUCK

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Jeff Seems and Brittney Hrabik will each teach English in Germany next year as Fulbright scholars.