Melanie Rosa-Chaves is an English Teaching Assistant with the Universidade da Madeira’s School of Arts and Humanities. She obtained a B.S. in Communication Sciences & Disorders and a B.A. in Spanish with a Certificate in Translation Studies from Adelphi University in May of 2022. Throughout her academic career, she developed a concentration in international education as it informs building global awareness in diverse populations through cross-linguistic research and experiential learning. As a Portuguese American, Melanie is eager to collaborate with her students and aspires to serve as a medium between the two cultures, teaching on the creation of the Portuguese American identity as it relates to the Portuguese diaspora in North America.


US Student Program – Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Award

Education: BA/BS in Spanish and Communication Sciences and Disorders, Adelphi University (2022)

Field of Study: Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Project Title: “English Teaching Assistantship”

Host Institution, Location: Universidade da Madeira, School of Arts and Humanities

Grant Duration, Starting Date (month): 9 months, starting in October 2022