Calynn Dowler has made the most of her time at Gettysburg College A German major, she served as a peer teaching assistant in introductory and intermediate classes. She has also worked as a research assistant, private tutor, and interpreter, as well as contributing to a collaborative literary translation of Deutscher Mondschein by Wilhelm Raabe.
She also received a Hilton Award for Study Abroad through Gettysburg College's Eisenhower Institute. "Heidelberg has offered me much more than simply the chance to improve my German, living here has brought the language, history, and culture of Germany to life," she wrote in an essay about the experience.
Dowler, also a political science major, was also one of 12 undergraduate fellows of the Eisenhower Institute. As a participant in the institute's Inside Politics semester-long mentoring and research program on campus and in Washington, D.C., she interviewed U.S. and international students to probe differences in understanding of global affairs.