Joy Carino Selected as Fulbright Finalist

Joy Carino

Joy Cariño of Starkville, a spring 2020 English graduate at Mississippi State, is the university’s newest Fulbright finalist.

A member of MSU’s Judy and Bobby Shackouls Honors College, Cariño has been accepted to serve as an English teaching assistant for high school teachers in Indonesia. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Indonesian program has been cancelled, but Cariño retains the honor of being a Fulbright finalist. Cariño’s selection marks the fourth consecutive year at least one MSU student has received this prestigious honor.

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 U.S. and those in other countries. Last summer, Cariño traveled to Indonesia as part of the U.S. Department of State’s Critical Language Scholarship Program, a cultural immersion program aimed at increasing the number of Americans mastering foreign languages important to international diplomacy.

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