Syracuse Abroad alumni receive awards through Fulbright U.S. program

Fourteen Syracuse University students and alumni have been named as 2024 recipients of awards through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Five students were also chosen as alternates. This is the largest number of U.S. Student Fulbright recipients that Syracuse University has had in one year.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program funds a range of awards that include English teaching assistantships (ETA) and study/research grants in over 140 countries.

Three current/former Global Ambassadors and five program alumni were selected:

  • Olivia Budelmann ’23 (mathematics in the College of Arts and Sciences (A&S), entrepreneurship and emerging enterprises in the Whitman School of Management and Spanish language, literature and cultures in A&S), ETA, Andorra; Santiago Center, spring 2022 – Global Ambassador
  • Jaemon Crosby ’24, an acting major in the College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA), study award, United Kingdom—London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA, classical acting); London Center: Acting, fall 2022 – Global Ambassador
  • Lindsey Kernen ’23 (psychology in A&S and citizenship and civic engagement in the Maxwell School), study award, United Kingdom—University of Strathclyde; London Center, spring 2022
  • Yasmin Nayrouz ’24, an English and textual studies major in A&S, a public relations major in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and a member of the Renée Crown University Honors Program, study award, United Kingdom—University of Sussex; London Center, spring 2022
  • Alec Rovensky ’21 (School of Architecture), study award, Germany—Technische Universität Berlin; London & Florence Architecture, fall and spring 2019
  • Julianne Strauss ’23 (inclusive elementary and special education, School of Education) G’24 (literacy education), ETA, Spain; Madrid Center, spring 2022


  • Mary Matthews, a senior international relations major in the Maxwell School | A&S, ETA, Estonia; Discovery Strasbourg, fall 2021 and CEA CAPA Prague, fall 2023 – Global Ambassador
  • Liam Goff, a senior broadcast and digital journalism major in the Newhouse School, ETA, Germany; World Partner: Colgate Freiburg, spring 2023

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