Brett Boehman

US Teaching Assistant

Home Institution
University of Michigan
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere classified
Host Institution
(1) Bundes-Oberstufenrealgymnasium Auer von Welsbach BORG Friesacherstr. 4 9330 Treibach-Althofen (2) Höhere Bundeslehranstalt für wirtschaftliche Berufe HBLA w. Berufe 9300 Sankt Veit an der Glan
October 1, 2019–May 31, 2020

In his undergraduate studies, Brett sought an end goal of starting a career in a German-speaking country, though education was not his expected field. He studied environmental science with a focus on food systems policy and incorporated German as a minor. His interest in teaching comes from a background in youth work, primarily from his time as a summer camp counselor in Massachusetts. The camp is attended by high school students, and he hopes to find success working with a comparable crowd in Klagenfurt. Brett hopes to gain insight by working with youth in a more formal environment and sees a potential career in teaching or social work. Perhaps he will pivot back towards environmental work. Or maybe he will figure out a way to be a camp counselor forever. This will be Brett’s second extended stay in Europe, having previously spent a summer working in Munich, Germany. Having spent most of his life in university towns—growing up on Penn State’s main campus and attending the University of Michigan—Brett expects to find a suitable home in Klagenfurt.