Sharing the Fulbright Experience

In a first meeting with the MA students in Educational Policies at the Faculty of Education and Psychology of “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iași, professor and Fulbright alumnus Ovidiu Călțun spoke about the American experience and about Susan Santone's book Reframing the Curriculum. The meeting included an applied discussion about sustainable development, inclusion and social justice in the American approach and possible challenges for Romanian teachers, focusing on how The Story of More can change into The Story of Better.

Book Launch

Historian Andrei Răzvan Voinea, Fulbright Alumnus, has just launched his first book Idealul locuirii bucureștene: familia cu casă și grădină (Parcelările Societății Comunale pentru Locuințe Ieftine-București 1908-1948), [English translation: The Housing Ideal in Bucharest: Family, Dwelling, Garden. The “Lotissements” of the Municipal Company for Low-Cost Housing (1908-1948)].

Răzvan Voinea graduated from the Departement of History of Architecture at the University of Architecture from Bucharest and was a Fulbright Junior Visiting Researcher at the University of Pittsburgh, Department of Arts and Architecture between 2016 and 2017. The Ph.D. which stands at the basis of the book was mainly written during his Fulbright year in Pittsburg. The book is part of a larger project which aims to accommodate the citizens of Bucharest with the history of their neighborhoods. The launch gathered more than 300 people.
 








Photo credit: Ileana Gabriela Szasz

„Guidance and Counseling in Romania”, a presentation by Fulbright Visiting Scholar Angela Andrei

„On the 5th of March 2019, I had the great privilege and honour to give a presentation on ‘Guidance and Counseling in Romania’ for a group of Doctoral students and their supervisor, Professor V. Scott Solberg from Boston University, the Wheelock College of Education and Human Development. Among the most important topics discussed were: the role of guidance and counseling in the educational system, how guidance and counseling are embedded in the national school curriculum, examples of specific competences and learning activities included in the curricula at elementary and middle school level, the research and publications of the department of Counseling and Educational Management from the Institute of Educational Sciences Bucharest, Romania. In addition, the activities of the European networks, Euroguidance and CareersNet and their role for practitioners and decision-makers were presented and interesting examples were highlighted for the audience.”

Essay Writing Workshop for Graduate School Applicants

On Tuesday, March 5, the Romanian – U.S. Fulbright Commission hosted the workshop titled “Building Your Way to US Admission: Essay Writing Strategies for Graduates”, coordinated by James Wilson, Southern Methodist University, Fulbright ETA 2018-2019 at the University of Bucharest, and Ioana Mischie, Fulbright Grantee 2017-2018 - USC School of Cinematic Arts.
During the workshop, which lasted over an hour, James and Ioana provided the participants– mainly prospective Fulbright applicants – with useful tips on how to make a strong case for themselves, encouraging them to use relevant examples and a concise but expressive language while avoiding clichés and stereotypes. They spoke about their own experience as applicants and also encouraged the participants to start searching for programs fitting their profile, as prioritizing and narrowing down university options can be an important step in crafting well-defined study or research plans. Excerpts of essays belonging to former successful applicants were also discussed, enabling the audience to identify what a practical approach means and grasp the differences between a strong and a weak personal statement. The participants also received suggestions on how to describe more in-depth their study and research objectives and demonstrate the professional, personal and social qualities which would make a Romanian applicant a good fit for the Fulbright Program, as well as an attractive international applicant to a US university.

Webinar for Fulbright Student Award Applicants

Don’t miss the Fulbright Student Award webinar: „A Guidebook to the Fulbright Adventure: From the Application Process to Student Status”!

On Thursday, March 14, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m., you’ll have the opportunity to meet Ioana Turcan, Fulbright Grantee 2014-2015, Master’s in Film Production, Syracuse University, and Alexandru Stanescu, 2016-2017 Fulbright Grantee, LLM, Columbia University.

Ioana and Alexandru will offer insider’s tips on the application process, together with their suggestions and examples to help you write your essays. Both will also talk about their Fulbright experiences at Syracuse and Columbia, their life and achievements as international graduate students there. In the last part of the webinar Ioana and Alexandru will be ready to answer your questions.

To join the webinar, please register at:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8979030164091550221

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