Fulbright Presentations for Graduate Studies Hosted by Bucharest Universities

On Thursday, March 14, undergraduate and graduate students at two major universities in Bucharest had the opportunity to attend two presentations dedicated to the Fulbright Student competition for awards in the academic year 2019-2020 and to also find out more about U.S. graduate study opportunities. The first event took place at the Politehnica University of Bucharest, on the premises of The Faculty of Power Engineering. Another Fulbright presentation followed the same day, hosted by the Center for American Studies within the University of Bucharest. The participants received information about the path to studying in the U.S., either through applying for a Fulbright Student Award or through independently approaching U.S. universities. They also learned more about the Fulbright Commission’s activities, such as informative gatherings, online seminars and workshops, as well as about the resources available at our advising center, FEAC-EducationUSA.

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New from Fulbright Student Researcher Ruxandra Sava

As an attendee of the Fulbright enrichment seminary on Global Health Initiatives, I had the privilege to listen to the impressive William Foege, the American epidemiologist that played a major role in the campaign leading to the eradication of small-pox. An amazing story teller, Dr. Foege publicly answered a question his 13 year old grand-daughter had asked him:

“If you died tomorrow, what is it you wish you could have told me?”
1. Pay attention to the people around you, be mindful, be respectful. Across your career, many people will approach you with their problems and proposals, be ready to show respect by listening to all of them.
2. Avoid certainty, the Achille’s heel of science and progress. Be ready to question both yourself and others.
3. Continue to learn, as opposite to being learnt, because the science of the learnt quickly becomes outdated.
4. Seek the truth, but know the limits of science – always practice science with a moral compass.
5. Home is not where you are from, home is where you are needed.

U.S. Alumni Fair 2018


The 2018 edition of the U.S. Alumni Fair will take place at the “Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urbanism in Bucharest, on Wednesday, March 21, from 10.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m, with the support of the U.S. Embassy in Bucharest and the EducationUSA network. The fair is included among the events marking the 25th anniversary of the Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission.

This edition of the U.S. Alumni Fair will bring together 25 participants – mainly members of the U.S. Embassy in Bucharest and U.S. Fulbright grantees currently in Romania – as representatives of their alma maters, keen to share their personal experience and their insight into the U.S. higher education system with Romanians interested in studying in the U.S.

Colleges and universities represented:
Boston University, Brandeis University, Duke University, Florida International University, Georgetown University, George Washington University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Harvard University, Indiana University Bloomington, Lake Forest College, McDaniel College, Michigan State University, Ohio State University, Rhode Island School of Design, San Francisco State University, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, The City University of New York (CUNY), Trinity College, University of Iowa, University of South Florida, University of Tennessee Knoxville, University of Texas at Austin, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Wayne State University

Cooperation between Scientists and Engineers in U.S.A. and Romania

Mohsen Razzaghi, Professor and Head of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics of Mississippi State University, a twofold Fulbright Scholar to Romania, in 2011-2012 and 2015-2016, has kept close ties to Romanian colleagues. As a result, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was created between Mississippi State University (MSU) and the Politehnica University of Timisoara (PUT) and the University of Bucharest. In addition, PUT applied for an Erasmus+ between the university and MSU, and it has been approved. MSU are sending one of the graduate students in mathematics to Timisoara through this program in May for about four months. Last but not least, a conference between the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at MSU and PUT will be organized in May 2018 (http://iccmae.elearning.upt.ro/).

U.S. Fulbrighters to Romania Participate in EU NATO Seminar

From February 20-24, U.S. Fulbrighters Courtney-Sophia Henry and Nathan Brophy, along with Tricia Richards-Service, Fulbright-Schuman grantee to Ireland and Romania, participated in the 2018 Fulbright Seminar on the European Union and NATO. The seminar kicked off in Luxembourg with briefings by Foreign Service Officers and a reception at the U.S. Embassy to Luxembourg. Participants then traveled to Belgium for visits to the European Court of Justice, the Bastogne War Museum, the European Commission and U.S. Mission to the E.U. The seminar ended with a visit to NATO headquarters in Brussels. In addition to the many informative speakers and briefings, the seminar offered a unique chance to network with other Fulbrighters across Europe and learn about their research on a variety of topics within the EU, ranging from advanced in solar technology, European literature/cinema, the refugee crisis, and beyond.

My fulbright experience

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Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission

Adress: 2 Ing. Nicolae Costinescu Street, sector 1, Bucharest, Romania
Phone: 021.230.77.19
Fax: 021.230.77.38
E-mail: office@fulbright.ro

Fulbright Educational Advising Center

Phone: 021.231.90.15
E-mail: feac@fulbright.ro

 Public hours

Tuesday: 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
 Wednesday: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 Thursday: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM