We are so proud to announce our recent graduate Emelie Burubeltz, has been accepted by the French Ministry of Education to teach English in Toulouse France.
Please read the following announcement from Professor Joanne Schmidt (Modern Languages) about Emelie's amazing opportunity.
"I am especially proud of Emelie Burubeltz, a double major in Communications and French, because she was accepted to the French Ministry of Education's English Teaching Assistant Program in France (a nationally competitive program for U.S. citizens), before her graduation from CSUB in Spring 2015. Last winter, I encouraged her to apply to this excellent program, and, as you now know, the good news is that she was accepted. She will be teaching English as a Second Language at a French lycée (secondary school) in Toulouse, France for the 2015-2016 academic year. During her first year as an English Teaching Assistant in Toulouse, she may reapply for a second year. This will be a wonderful opportunity for her.
In past years, other French minors and majors have applied to this ongoing program. In total, Emelie Burubeltz will be the 8th CSUB student to be accepted in this program. The minimal requirement for application is 2 years of university French and a B.A. or B.S. degree in hand in any major.
In addition, Emelie Burubeltz's great, great grandfather was the first Basque resident in Bakersfield. He managed the Iberria Hotel (now the Noriega Hotel) for a French friend of his, and he sponsored other Basques to come to the United States. He would let them stay in the Iberria Hotel while he helped find them jobs. He is buried in Union Cemetery."