Leslie de la Rosa


Name: Leslie de la Rosa
Exchange Destination: UK - England
Award Name: Newcastle University Summer Institute
Host Institution: Newcastle University
Home Institution: St Edward's University
Level Of Study: Undergraduate
Discipline: Journalism, Languages
Award Year: 2010-11

Leslie J de la Rosa grew up in the largely Hispanic town of Mission, Texas reviewing books for major book companies. She entered St Edward’s University in Austin, Texas with a College Assistance Migrant Programme scholarship and started college as a sophomore.  She consistently made Dean’s List and received the Dean’s Scholarship. She has volunteered for the Capital Area Food Bank, Keep Austin Beautiful and Feed My People. She earned her first by-lines interning at Austin’s oldest Spanish newspaper, El Mundo. Dedicated to earning a post-graduate degree she was inducted into the McNair Scholars Programme and will graduate with a Spanish major and journalism minor. At Newcastle University she plans to immerse herself in British culture. Having a special interest in languages she will explore the history of the English language and how British and American English have evolved.  She is interested in a group service project with other Fulbright students.

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