While studying Classical languages and civilizations at Bard College, Ivan led after-school tutoring programs in nearby elementary schools. He came to appreciate the values and challenges that non-native language education presents to student and educator in these schools where the large population of foreign students would often find their particular needs unaddressed. Capitalizing upon this experience tutoring English as a foreign language as well as his studies of Classical Greek culture, Ivan recognizes here the opportunity to teach in Athens even as he learns from the city itself. Ivan will be returning to HAEF for a second year following his 2017-18 Fulbright grant.
Ivan Rothier Ditmars
Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY