A Warm Welcome to the 2017-2018 U.S. Fulbright Grantees

The beginning of the academic year in Romania coincides with the arrival of the new group of American Scholars, Researchers, and ETA Student grantees. In their honor, the Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission organizes every October the Orientation Seminar aimed at introducing them to the new environment and helping them adapt, as well as meeting Romanian academics, colleagues, and alumni of the program.

The current group of American Fulbright grantees consists of twenty-four professors and students who are teaching and performing research in the fields of Science & Engineering, Sociology, American Studies, Public Health, Architecture, Geology, Transmedia and Filmmaking, Marketing, Anthropology, Political Science and English Teaching Assistantships (ETA) at universities and institutions in Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Iasi, Timisoara, Constanta, Brașov, Oradea, Sibiu, Craiova, Arad and Galati.

On October 5, the newly arrived American grantees were welcomed by U.S. and Romanian high officials and received information on different topical subjects, including consular, security, political, economic, health and media briefings, from U.S. Embassy experts and Romanian and U.S. alumni of the program.

In the evening, a welcome reception was organized for our guests at Casa Oamenilor de Stiinta. On Friday, October 6, the group visited Peles Castle in Sinaia.

More photos are available on the Commission's Facebook page.

Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission & FEAC-EducationUSA at RIUF 2017 Fall Edition in Bucharest

In October, the Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission and the Fulbright Educational Advising Center-EducationUSA took part in the Bucharest 2017 fall edition of the Romanian International University Fair (RIUF), a landmark on the map of educational fairs in Eastern Europe.

The Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission and its EducationUSA-affiliated advising center were once again present at this year’s fall edition of RIUF in Bucharest, providing information on the Fulbright program and the path to studying in the U.S., at an undergraduate or graduate level.

The two-day event proved successful, with over 300 people stopping by our booth to inquire about study opportunities in the U.S., financial aid and the application process. All prospective applicants were also happy to learn more about the wide range of free resources, services and activities that FEAC-EducationUSA provides, in order to assist them in the application process.

Drexel University Rep Connects with Romanian Students in Bucharest

The Fulbright Educational Advising Center-EducationUSA team was happy to meet this past week with Drexel University representative Amanda Anderson (Director of Admissions), who visited Bucharest, October 4 through 6, and assist her in connecting with Romanian high school students.

On October 4, our guest delivered an engaging in-center presentation on study opportunities at Drexel University, which we also live streamed via the GoToWebinar platform. The attendees, mainly high school students, had a chance to learn more about Drexel’s rich academic offering, with its unique emphasis on experiential learning, the admission process and the generous financial aid available for highly competitive applicants.

Read more: Drexel University Rep Connects with Romanian Students in Bucharest

New Book by Fulbright Alumna Tara Skurtu

Tara Skurtu’s poetry book, The Amoeba Game, was just released by Eyewear Publishing. The official launch is on October 11, at the London Review Bookshop, in Bloomsbury.

More about Tara’s collection of poems in Robert Pinsky’s words, a poet, essayist, translator, teacher, and 3-time Poet Laureate:
"The earned, liberated laughter of survival and foreboding; a high-voltage mind thinking in images; candid grief; an irreverence that rises above convention to a true, untamed intuition of the sacred; love, with all its penalties and joys. With these qualities, the engaging poems of Tara Skurtu’s The Amoeba Game offer a vision of our familiar world transformed by possibility. The title poem is a compact, funny parable of imagination engaging the unknown, and happy to encounter the unknowable." --Robert Pinsky

Read more: New Book by Fulbright Alumna Tara Skurtu

The Fulbright-Schuman 2018-2019 Application Cycle is Now Open!

This Fulbright-Schuman Program allows for European students and scholars to study or conduct research in the United States on transatlantic relations. The Fulbright-Schuman grant is a 3 to 9-month award that enables European students and academics of all EU Member States to advance their study or research while being hosted at a U.S. university or institution.

Information about these grants for EU citizens is available at: http://www.fulbrightschuman.eu/grants-eu-citizens/. The competition is open until December 1, 2017.

The program is coordinated by the Commission for Educational Exchange between the United States, Belgium, and Luxembourg. If you have any questions about the Fulbright-Schuman program, please contact student@fulbright.be or scholar@fulbright.be.

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Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission

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

Fulbright Educational Advising Center

E-mail: feac@fulbright.ro

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