International Conference “Embracing Linguistic and Cultural Diversity Through English”

Several of the U.S. and Romanian Fulbright grantees and alumni – Monica Cure, Mariah Ligas, Matthew Chernick and Sophia Henry, among others – participated in the cross-border conference “Embracing Linguistic and Cultural Diversity Through English”.

Here is a short account by Sophia Henry: "On Thursday, October 12th, I journeyed to Iasi to present my work on indigenous language use in contemporary music at the "Embracing Linguistic and Cultural Diversity Through English" international cross-border conference. In addition to enjoying panels on a variety of topics, including English as a lingua-franca in European higher education, I was able to network with colleagues from Ukraine, Germany, America, Poland, and Romania, among others. We also took a tour of several notable Ukrainian landmarks, including Khotyn Fortress and the city of Kamianets-Podilskyi. It was a wonderful experience and I'm very glad to have been able to participate!"

American Thought and Culture

Bill Issel, Professor of History Emeritus, San Francisco State University, already twice a Fulbright scholar in the UK and Hungary, will be present in Timisoara’s West University for the second semester of the current academic year to teach courses on American Thought and Culture. Bill is a distinguished author and editor, among others of several of the volumes in The Contemporary USA series published by [Palgrave] Macmillan in the US and UK.
His latest essay, A False Prophet: The Racial Essentialism of Ta-Nehisi Coates, is available here.

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

This weekend, 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

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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