Teacher-Training Course completed in Baia Mare

This project was led by Fulbright student grantee, Sarah D’Antoni, and the administration from the Maramures English education department. The project goal was to improve the teaching capacity and methodologies, in regards to classroom management, critical thinking, styles of learning and teaching, inquisitive learning, and professional development, of a considerable number English teachers in Maramures County. The 32 hour course over the span of 8 weeks began on November 18th, 2017, concentrating on classroom management techniques, critical thinking, styles of learning and teaching, inquisitive learning, working with learning disabilities, and professional development. The eleven teachers attending and completing the course improved their skills through lecture, games, interactive activity, and inquisitive-based learning during a total of 25 hours. Overall the project was a success and was unanimously valued by the participants.
See and listen to more in Sarah’s interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58AjutiJpEA&feature=share

On American Political Culture

Bill Issel lectured on “American political culture and the 2016 election” at the 23rd Symposium of Students in English at the West University of Timisoara on March 24, 2018. A large number of students and Romanian colleagues attended the meeting.


The Fulbright Student Program Presented at the University of Bucharest this March

In the week March 26-30 students and PhD researchers from the University of Bucharest had the opportunity to learn more about Fulbright study and research directions in the U.S. in the academic year 2019-2020 through a series of on-site presentations held at the Faculty of Sociology and Social Work, the Faculty of Journalism and Communication Studies and the Faculty of Biology. The events focused on the ongoing Fulbright Student Award competition for master’s studies and non-degree research at U.S. universities and offered the prospective applicants information concerning the application steps, funding, fields of study or research, selection criteria and required documentation. The audience also had the opportunity to ask specific questions about the application process and the Fulbright experience, as well as to find out more about the educational services and resources provided by the Fulbright-Education USA Advising Center.
The presentations were facilitated by Fulbright academics whom we would like to thank for their continuous support and generosity: Professor Dr. Marian Preda, Fulbright Senior Alumnus, Faculty of Sociology and Social Work, Associate Professor Violeta Ristoiu, Fulbright Senior Alumna, Faculty of Biology and Dr. Rodica Sutu, Fulbright Senior Alumna, Faculty of Journalism and Communication Studies.

The Fulbright Student Award - Invitation to Webinar

Special guest: Gina Adam, Fulbright Alumna

Join us for the webinar “Fulbright: Apply, Win and Think Forward” on Monday, April 2, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m., to meet Gina Cristina Adam, 2010 Fulbright Science and Technology Alumna.

Gina has earned a master’s and a PhD degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). Her research proposal was related to neuromorphic hybrid circuits, which integrated the advantages of the CMOS technology with those of the memristive devices.

As a former Fulbright applicant, Gina will offer insider’s tips on the application process, together with her suggestions to help you write persuasive essays. She will also talk about her great Fulbright experience at UCSB, her life and achievements as an international graduate student there. In the last part of the webinar Gina will be ready to answer your questions.

For attendance, please register by email at office@fulbright.ro by April 1.

FEAC-EducationUSA Adviser Connects with High Schoolers, Students and Researchers in Iaşi

This past week, on March 26 and 27, one half of the FEAC-EducationUSA advising team was present in Iaşi for a series of outreach presentations, highlighting study and research opportunities in the United States via the Fulbright Awards, as well as independent study opportunities at an undergraduate or graduate level.
On March 26, the FEAC adviser met with high schoolers interested in studying in the U.S., at the “National” College in Iaşi, in an event facilitated by American Corner Iaşi. An average 60 students – mainly 11th graders - attended the presentation, which provided them with an overview of the U.S. higher education system and advice on how to best approach the application process, so as to enhance their chances of getting financial aid. Attendees were happy to learn they can keep in touch with the FEAC-EducationUSA team via online advising.
The second presentation of the week, kindly hosted and co-organized by the Department of International Relations within the “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iaşi, was aimed at undergraduates and graduate students interested in study and research opportunities in the United States and focused on the Fulbright Student Award for Romanian citizens. Current U.S. Fulbright grantees Monica Cure and Mariah Ligas also took part in the event, sharing a bit of their personal experience as U.S. Fulbrighters to Romania, as well as useful tips to help guide potential applicants through the Fulbright application process and beyond.
Many thanks to Monica and Mariah, as well as to Ms. Ioana Serafinceanu, Department of International Relations, “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iaşi, and Ms. Revi Ianciac, American Corner Iaşi coordinator, who kindly lent their support in organizing and promoting the events.

My fulbright experience

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Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission

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E-mail: office@fulbright.ro

Fulbright Educational Advising Center

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