2 USD Students Part of Fulbright Summer Institute in United Kingdom

Image 2015 Summer Fulbright University of South Dakota students Anna Madsen and Matthew Preszler are studying and exploring this summer in Wales on a Fulbright Summer Institute.

Two University of South Dakota students are among eight from around the United States to receive places on a Fulbright Summer Institute to study and explore for six weeks in the United Kingdom country of Wales.

Matthew Preszler and Anna Madsen will spend time at three Welsh institutions: Cardiff University, Bangor University and Aberystwyth University. Along with academic study, they and other participants will have the opportunity to explore the geography, culture, heritage and history of Wales.

Preszler, from Menno, is majoring in medical biology at USD and will be a sophomore this fall. Madsen, a Ruthton, Minnesota, native, is majoring in political science and also will be a sophomore.

The US-UK Fulbright Commission is the only bilateral, transatlantic scholarship program offering awards and summer programs for study or research in any field at any accredited U.S. or U.K. university. The commission is part of the Fulbright program conceived by Sen. J. William Fulbright after World War II to promote leadership, learning and empathy between the nations through educational exchange. The commission supports around 60 U.K. and U.S. undergraduate students in academic and cultural summer programs at leading institutions in the countries.