The Postcard Project: Connecting students across the globe
UMF graduate and Fulbright Scholar Lauren Crosby was looking for a way to help her students in rural Thailand with their English skills while opening new doors to friendships and cultures. Crosby’s “The Postcard Project” did just that, according to the Daily Bulldog, by providing her students with the materials to make handmade postcards and share them with students at Mt. Blue Middle School and across Maine. “Most of my students dislike English because they are only taught grammar, spelling, and pronunciation in a rote learning routine. I wanted a way to show them that with English, you can open the doors to new friendships and cultures,” Crosby said.