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.

FEAC-EducationUSA Adviser Connects with Students and Researchers in Braşov

On Friday, March 23, the Transilvania University of Braşov hosted a presentation by the Fulbright-EducationUSA advising team, focused mainly on the Fulbright Student Award and independent graduate applications, thus continuing a long tradition of cooperation between the Office for International Relations and the Fulbright Commission. Several attendees voiced an interest in exploring study and research opportunities in the U.S., via the Fulbright Awards, in fields ranging from American Studies to medical research.
Many thanks to Ms. Delia Pădureanu, Department of International Relations, Transilvania University of Braşov, who kindly lent her support in organizing and promoting the event.

Workshop on Professional Development in Sibiu

Fulbright ETA Sarah D’Antoni visited "Lucian Blaga" University of Sibiu to run a workshop on Professional Development with fellow ETA Matthew Chernick. During the events, Sarah walked undergraduate and graduate students from the Faculty of Letters and Arts through the basics of how to network effectively, write professional email correspondence, and develop resumes for job searches and applications. The workshop was highly interactive, involving active student participation and was well received by the attendees. Also, during her visit, Sarah met with Vice-Dean Eva-Nicoleta Burdusel and Department Head Professor Ovidiu Matiu to discuss various aspects of educational cooperation and exchange within Romania and with the United States. This is a second in a series of “Fulbright Workshops” to prepare students at ULBS for their futures after university, as well as a part of the Commission’s initiative to have U.S. Fulbright grantees meet Romanian students and academic staff outside their host institutions.

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