Fulbright U.S. Student program

posted: July 15, 2014, by Brent A. Pitts, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

This message is for rising seniors and juniors. It's an opportunity for professional development abroad immediately after your Commencement Day. The Fulbright program is nationally recognized, prestigious, and highly competitive. The application window is open until the campus deadline, Fri 12 Sept 2014. Recent Meredith College awardees are Sam Cibelli (Italy, 2011) and Lauren Highfill (Austria, 2003).

What is the Fulbright U.S. Student Program? The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects, English Teaching Assistant Programs, and others. A candidate will submit a Statement of Grant Purpose defining activities to take place during one academic year in a participating country outside the U.S.

During their grants, Fulbrighters meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences. The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think. Through engagement in the community, the individual will interact with their hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding.

Applicants for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program include graduating seniors and recent bachelor’s-degree recipients with some undergraduate preparation and/or direct work or internship experience related to the project. Be prepared to show that you are well qualified, but you do not need a perfect GPA to apply.

For more information, visit http://us.fulbrightonline.org/about/types-of-grants or contact Dr Pitts (pittsb@). The Meredith College Fulbright advisory committee is now forming and includes Dr John Mecham (Biology, Fulbright fellow), Dr Janice Swab (Biology, emerita, Fulbright fellow), Dr Vilma Concha-Chiaraviglio (Spanish, Fulbright fellow), Dr Sherry Shapiro (Dance, Fulbright fellow), Dr Beth Mulvaney (Art), Dr Jennifer Olson (Education), and Dr Jim Waddelow (Music).

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