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German major wins Fulbright-Austria teaching assistantship

A photo of Emily Muro dressed for Boise State graduation with a nature background.
Emily Muro (May ’24)

Emily Muro won a Fulbright-Austria Teaching Assistantship for the 2024-25 academic year. Muro will graduate May 4 as a German major with a secondary education emphasis from the Department of World Languages. As part of the assistantship, she will teach English and engage in cultural exchange with Austrian students.

In addition to studying abroad in L├╝beck, Germany, Muro’s undergraduate time at Boise State included several years in the Blue Thunder Marching Band, officer of German Club, recipient of the Phil Toomey World Languages Scholarship and work as a German conversation lab tutor. She will next teach English at two secondary high schools south of Vienna, Austria.

Muro is a first-generation college student and an Idaho native.

“I grew up in Meridian, Idaho, and graduated from Meridian High School,” she said. “Learning about the German language and culture has brought me great joy over the last eight years. I am very pleased and excited to take the opportunity to teach English in Austria from September 2024 to May 2025 in Neunkirchen and Semmering. I hope to find valuable cultural information that I can take back to my future students.”