Metivier's application will go to the German Fulbright Commission for the final selection process.
As an undergraduate at OCU, Metivier spent a semester studying in Austria at Alpen-Adria Universitat, which is a reciprocal exchange partner of OCU.
She graduated in December with majors in elementary education, German and humanities.
Metivier is the third OCU student in two years to be named a finalist by the U.S. Fulbright Commission.
The other two, 2012 graduates Shamari Reid and DeEtta Cravens, both went on to be selected as English teaching assistants by their host countries.
Reid will begin teaching in Uruguay in March, while Cravens has been serving in Thailand since September.
The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government, and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.
Rod Jones is a staff writer in OCU's Communications and Marketing Department.