EducationUSA REAC Connects with Students in Bacău and Craiova via DVC

On December 12, the Information Resource Center (IRC) at the U.S. Embassy in Bucharest hosted a digital video conference on U.S. study opportunities, co-presented by Katherine Scodova, the EducationUSA Regional Educational Advising Coordinator for Europe and Eurasia, on a two-day visit to Bucharest, and the FEAC-EducationUSA adviser.
Romanian high school students joined us live from the American Corners in Bacău and Craiova, keen to learn more about the process of applying to U.S. universities and financial aid opportunities. We took the opportunity to tell the students about the ways the Fulbright Educational Advising Center can help them throughout the application process and the newly launched competition for the EducationUSA Opportunity Funds program. The last part of the presentation was allotted to the Q&A section, in which participants asked questions on campus life, particular majors, as well as graduate study opportunities.
Many thanks to the IRC and American Corner coordinators for their kind support in organizing and promoting the event!

Interview Prep Workshop Taught by Fulbright ETA Bridget Kelly @FEAC

On December 11, the EdUSA-affiliated Fulbright Educational Advising Center hosted a workshop titled “Acing Your Admission Interview”, coordinated by Fulbright ETA and FEAC friend Bridget Kelly. Bridget shared practical tips on how to approach with maximum confidence the interview some U.S. universities require as part of the admission process, providing examples of commonly asked questions and encouraging participants to do some critical reflection well in advance, to be able to answer those questions confidently and ask their own questions, highlighting their genuine interest in a particular school.
While discussion was encouraged throughout the workshop, at the end the participants, mainly 10th and 11th graders from some of the top Bucharest high schools, had a chance to ask questions on topics ranging from how to avoid repetitiveness to examples of unusual questions that might come up during an interview.

Encountering the Other in American Literature

Dr. Monica Cure, a current Fulbright scholar at Alexandru Ioan Cuza University in Iasi, gave a talk at the Leucorea in Wittenberg, Germany, as an invited guest of the Muhlenberg Center of American Studies at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg. Her talk, “Encountering the Other in American Literature and in the Classroom: The Pedagogical Value of Travel Texts,” was part of the center’s annual teacher training program, co-sponsored by the U.S. Embassy Berlin and the Consulate General Leipzig. This program has a rich history, originally funded by the Marshall plan before the reunification of Germany. After the fall of the Berlin wall, it helped strengthen relationships between teachers of English from both sides and provide much needed support especially for teachers from East Germany. “I found the event extremely enjoyable and encouraging – these are teachers who are working so hard to facilitate the intercultural understanding of the next generation. It was an honor to be invited to speak in Wittenberg, especially as it happened to be the 500 year anniversary of the Reformation.”

First U.S. Fulbright-Schuman Grantee in Bucharest

Tricia Richards-Service (left) a Marywood University (PA) doctoral candidate and 2017-2018 Fulbright-Schuman grantee to the European Union, is shown with Rodica Zaharia in Bucharest, Romania. A full professor at the University of Economic Studies in Bucharest, Rodica was a Visiting Fulbright Scholar at Marywood University in 2014. The women are collaborating on a research project focused on reducing breast cancer mortality.

Mariah Ligas at the University of Craiova

Mariah Ligas, MS of McDaniel College and currently a Fulbright ETA Student at "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University of Iasi, presented in Craiova to students of English, American and British studies about the education system in the United States. Students discussed differences between their home country and the USA, as well as stereotypes and perceptions. At the end of the discussion, the presenter also informed students on the opportunities provided by the Fulbright Program for study and research in the U.S. and the benefits of academic exchanges.

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Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission

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Phone: 021.230.77.19
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