Dr. Elizabeth Lightfoot’s Participation in the 3rd Edition of the Social Work International Conference

U.S. Fulbrighter Liz Lightfoot, a visiting scholar at the Faculty of Sociology and Social Work, University of Bucharest, arrived just in time to present at the third edition of its annual Social Work International Conference titled “The Challenges of Glocal Social Work Education, Practice and Research” (November 8-9). She coordinated a workshop on Community Based Participatory Research and held a presentation on social work for people with disabilities to social workers and scholars from across Europe.

News from Fulbright ETA Natalie Davis

On November 14 and 15, Fulbright ETA Natalie Davis presented information on the Fulbright program at the Researchers' in Cluj meeting and in a Robotics class at Technical University of Cluj-Napoca. She presented on Fulbright's history, the Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission, and its opportunities for Romanian students and researchers.

Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission & EducationUSA at ISD Galaţi

The Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission and the EducationUSA-affiliated Fulbright Educational Advising Center kicked off this year’s fall edition of the International Study Day (ISD) tour, alongside the British Council, Campus France, and DAAD, on November 16 with two presentations in Galaţi, at two of the city’s top schools - “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” National College and “Virgil Madgearu” Economic College.
An audience of about 60 students from both high schools attended our presentations, keen to learn more about study opportunities in the U.S., as well as Europe. We were happy to provide them with information on the American higher education system, the application process and financial aid, as well as ways in which FEAC-EducationUSA can help them navigate the process. We also took this opportunity to advertise our newly launched competition for next year’s EducationUSA - Opportunity Funds cohort.
The International Study Day project consists of a series of outreach presentations jointly organized by the British Council, Campus France, DAAD, and the Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission in various cities throughout the country, targeting the underserved student population.

Book Launch by Fulbright Alumna Irina Trocan @ Gaudeamus

Fulbright alumna Irina Trocan, together with Andra Petrescu from the National University of Theatre and Film "I.L. Caragiale", co-edited a book on documentary film theory, one of the few volumes on this topic in Romanian. “The Reality of Fiction, the Fiction of the Real” will be launched on Friday, November 16th, 18:30, at Gaudeamus International Book Fair, Tracus Arte book stand, Romexpo. The book will also be available for order at Hecate Publishing House.

Irina was a 2017-2018 Fulbright Student Researcher in the field of essay cinema at the University of Pennsylvania.

For more details about the event, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/2171723656479206/

Fulbright ETA Media Literacy Seminar in Bulgaria, Nov 1-4

Earlier this month (November 1-4), our Fulbright ETAs participated in a region wide seminar on Media Literacy held in Sofia, Bulgaria. The conference featured a welcome reception at the U.S. Ambassador's residence, presentations on how to respond to misleading media, workshops on how to address such issues within and beyond a classroom setting, and much more. The participants also took a Bulgarian folk dancing class, watched a fire walking show, and indulged in several delicious, traditional Bulgarian dinners. On the final morning of the conference, they had the option of taking a walking tour of Sofia, or making bread at the Sofia Bread House.

Some of our ETAs stayed in Sofia for several more days after the conference to continue exploring Sofia. ETA Natalie Davis, based in Timisoara, was invited to attend and assist a fellow Bulgarian ETA's English classes. Overall, our ETAs had a wonderful time and are excited about the newly formed friendships and future collaborations with the other Fulbrighters from the region.

A big "Thank you" to our colleagues from Fulbright Bulgaria for organizing the seminar!

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