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UMass Amherst Student James Fritz ’19 (Second From Left in Back) And Other Winners of the CAPA Outstanding Achievement Award.

Fritz ’19 Earns Outstanding Achievement Award

Friday, January 25, 2019

James Fritz ’19 was recently recognized with the CAPA Global Education Network’s Outstanding Academic Achievement Award. Fritz, a Political Science major, studied in England in Fall 2018.

Fritz’s coursework focused on politics and the relationship between England and the European Union, including an internship with the Local Government Association. “I was able to work within the Houses of Parliament during the height of the Brexit debates, and was in regular correspondence with actors within those debates,” he says.

“I saw the opportunity to add a very useful experience to my resume that would help in gaining future employment—this experience of global political affairs will surely prove invaluable in my future endeavors,” he adds.

Every semester, CAPA asks its faculty members to nominate deserving students to be honored for outstanding academic achievement. Fritz was recognized for excellent class participation, and a paper on multiculturalism and London as a global city. He calls his stand-out paper “an attempt to greater understand the intricacies of London’s seemingly endless pool of cultural diversity.”

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