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BDL Alumna Goes Overseas with Fulbright U.S. Student Program

"Debate was critical to shaping how I laid out my thoughts"

June 13, 2022 (Boston Debate League) – Boston Debate League Alumna Falianne Forges is about to embark on a fully-funded service trip to Morocco through the Next Generation Leaders Underground Circle program this summer. Once she returns from Morocco, she’ll get ready to leave for a twenty-two month Fulbright Fellowship as an English Teaching Assistant to collaborate with U.S. Department of State officials to curate teaching materials for students in Kenya. In partnership with more than 140 countries worldwide, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides opportunities for graduating college seniors, graduate students and young professionals from a variety of backgrounds to pursue graduate study, conduct research or teach English abroad.

Forges graduated this year from the University of Massachusetts Boston with a dual degree in English and Africana Studies and a minor in race and literature. The former debater is passionate about challenging how we approach teaching English language learners in the Black community. Forges debated all six years at Boston Latin Academy and served as her debate team captain.

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