East Carolina University & “I. L. Caragiale” National College Students Meet Online through Fulbright-EducationUSA

On Thursday, November 3, Romanian and American students met online for a one-hour class hosted by the Office of Global Understanding & Global Academic Initiatives at East Carolina University and the Fulbright-EducationUSA Advising Center (FEAC). The intercultural exchange class was an initiative launched by East Carolina University and involved holding a discussion class in which students had an opportunity to ask questions about each other’s social-cultural practices and worldviews. It came as no surprise that young students from both sides of the Atlantic shared similar interests in global popular culture, but the class also provided an opportunity for students to exchange opinions about career prospects, parental pressures, social expectations and detailed explanations of daily schedules and academic activities. The Romanian students also took the opportunity to ask about application procedures, the availability of scholarships, major and minor fields. The discussion class was preceded by a presentation about the pathway to studying in the United States, delivered by the FEAC team to the 10th and 11th grade students in attendance.

Fulbright News from Galati

At University of Galati, we promoted the first ever lecture hosted in conjunction with the Faculty of Letters and History/Philosophy Faculty. The first seminar in the "Fulbright Lecture Series" was hosted to discuss the U.S. Election and its effect on international affairs.

The series is open to the public to encourage critical thinking and engagement about current affairs. Silviu Lupascu, a Fulbrighter who studied at Yale University in the past, is featured in the photos and we hope to expand it to include more Fulbright guest lecturers in the future. More than 75 people attended the two hour seminar with students from the following faculties: Journalism, History/Philosophy, English, Economics. More than 10 professors from the University of Galati attended as well.

Proposal Accepted for UNCITRAL Congress in Vienna Summer 2017

Dr. Samuel Bufford proposal (written by him with some help from other International Insolvency Institute (III) members) for a study by the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) on the intersection of international insolvency law and international arbitration has been approved by UNCITRAL as a topic to be discussed at its Congress next summer in Vienna.  
UNCITRAL only holds a Congress about once a decade to discuss future work that it should undertake. It conducts its work through six working groups. The relevant working groups for this topic are Working Group II on arbitration law and Working Group V on insolvency law.
Dr. Samuel Bufford currently teaches Bankruptcy Law at the University of Bucharest, using for his Romanian students interactive teaching methods, such as the ones aimed at developing the students’ strategic abilities to negotiate insolvancy cases.

Fulbright Presence in Galati

Following an excellent initiative, Fulbright grantees are present this academic year for the first time in several Romanian university centers which had not previously benefited from the program, such as Baia Mare, Targu Mures, Arad and Galati.
Joseph Amiri, from University of Maryland, College Park, is teaching the first semester of his academic year in Romania at Dunarea de Jos University in Galati. His presence in Galati has been noticed by local journalists, who have interviewed him: http://www.viata-libera.ro/educatie/82549-tinerii-si-orasul-un-american-invata-limba-romana-la-galati

Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission & EducationUSA at ISD in Craiova

The Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission and the Fulbright-EducationUSA Advising Center kicked off this year’s fall edition of the International Study Day (ISD) tour, alongside the British Council and DAAD, on November 2nd with two presentations in Craiova, at two of the city’s top schools - “Elena Cuza” and “Fraţii Buzeşti” National College.
An audience of about 160 students from both high schools 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 higher education system, the application process and financial aid, as well as ways in which the Fulbright Educational Advising Center can help them get closer to the American Dream. We also took this opportunity to advertise our newly launched competition for next year’s EducationUSA - Opportunity Funds cohort.
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.

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Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission

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E-mail: office@fulbright.ro

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