International Education Week at FEAC-EducationUSA: “The Value of a Liberal Arts Degree”
On Friday, November 18, the Fulbright-EducationUSA advising center (FEAC) was proud to host a presentation on the structure and value of a liberal arts degree, delivered by James Quill, assistant director of international admissions at Wabash College in Indiana. The informal discussion, based on a variety of questions raised by an audience made up of the American Studies students at the University of Bucharest, touched on the philosophy underscoring the flexibility, openness and innovation at the core of a liberal arts degree. Our guest also answered questions about the overall structure of the American system of higher education, the differences in campus cultures across the U.S., the advantages of studying in a small liberal arts college and the uniqueness of the Wabash College experience, thus rounding off on a multicultural note the 2016 International Education Week at the Fulbright-EducationUSA advising center.
Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission & EducationUSA at ISD in Focşani
Last week we checked off yet another destination in our fall edition of the International Study Day (ISD) tour. On November 23rd, the Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission and our EducationUSA-affiliated Advising Center made a stop, alongside the British Council and DAAD, in Focşani and delivered presentations at two of the city’s top schools - “Alexandru Ioana Cuza” National College and “Spiru Haret” Pedagogical High School.
An audience of about 100 students from both high schools, 9th to 11th graders, attended our presentations, keen to learn more about study opportunities in the U.S., as well as Europe, and several voiced an interest in the U.S. as a potential or preferred study destination. We were happy to provide them with information on the American education system, the application process and financial aid, as well as the ways in which the Fulbright Educational Advising Center can help them work towards a successful application. We also took this opportunity to introduce our Opportunity Funds program, encouraging those who meet the requirements to consider applying, especially as the deadline is drawing near.
The International Study Day project consists of a series of outreach presentations jointly organized by the British Council, DAAD, the Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission and the Fulbright-EducationUSA Educational Advising Center in Bucharest in various cities throughout the country, targeting the underserved student population.
MBA Study Opportunities at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business – forthcoming presentation at FEAC-EducationUSA
On December 15, from 5 pm, the Fulbright Educational Advising Center-EducationUSA will have the pleasure of hosting an open-house presentation of the MBA program at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, delivered by Razvan Isac, a first-year student at the University of Chicago Booth's full-time MBA program. Having graduated in 2010 from Dickinson College (PA) with a double-major in International Business & French Culture and Civilization, Razvan spent the next 6 years working in countries/regions such as the UK, Brazil, Canada, West Africa, and Central and Eastern Europe. With what people would generally call a "non-traditional" background, Razvan's jobs descriptions included private aviation sales, and mining/power industry journalism and reporting. In search of a strategic and structured thinking environment, with a strong feedback and mentorship model, Razvan is now currently pursuing a Management Consulting path at Booth. He is an active member of the Booth Management Consulting Group, the Booth European Business Group, and the Booth Boxing Club. For his introductory experience at Booth, Razvan went on one of the program's famous Random-Walks in Morocco.
Book LaunchingERNEST H. LATHAM, JR.
WHAT STRANGE FATE. J. Breckinridge Bayne, an American Doctor on the Romanian Front. 1916 – 1919
Bilingual, Vremea Press, 2016
Where: Gaudeamus Bookfair, at “Ceainăria Bernschutz&Co”
When: Saturday, November 19, at 6:00 p.m.
“A fascinating account of an American doctor who volunteered his medical services in World War I Romania.” (Professor Glenn Torrey, Fulbright alumnus, the authority on Romania in WW I in the English-speaking world) “A sensitive, meticulously-researched, and elegantly written study” (Professor Dennis Deletant) “Dr. Bayne, a true hero. His Romanian sojourn has all the ingredients of an adventure novel.”(Professor Glee Wilson). Professor Ernest H. Latham, a Fulbright Alumnus himself, has practically discovered this outstanding American, who arrived in Buchares exactly one hundred years ago, in November.
Fulbright-EducationUSA Advisers Address U.S. Study Opportunities during International Education Week
The Fulbright-EducationUSA advising team began the series of activities celebrating International Study Week by delivering a presentation of study opportunities in the United States to a group of high school teachers from Ploiesti. The presentation was organized and hosted on November 16 by the Information Resource Center within the U.S. Embassy. The team of advisers discussed the pathway to applying to U.S. universities at both the undergraduate and graduate level, alongside Fulbright award opportunities and the Opportunity Funds program. The guests received information materials about U.S. study options and the free advising services offered by the Fulbright Educational Advising Center-EducationUSA in Bucharest, along with a warm invitation to collaborate through local school visits, online advising and in-center presentations during Alternative Education Week.
My fulbright experience
Students at the advising center
- Anna's Odyssey - by Anna Claspy
- RomericanJourney - by Damaris Lois Bangean
- A Most Unexpected Year - by Melanie Shoffner
- Eric Fretz
- Polar Bear in the Balkans - by David Jimenez
- Romaniadventure - by Anna Sherod
- Romania plus Hannah equals a blog - by Hannah Wolf
- A Palette for Thought - by Elijah Ferbrache
- A Year in Romania - by Anne Murray
- Lauren Hermele
- Katelyn Arlene Browher