Graduate School Prospects Pack the American Corner for Insights on U.S. Study

Friday, March 7, the Fulbright Educational Advising Center/FEAC gave a presentation regarding graduate school admissions and Fulbright Scholarship opportunities to a packed room at the American Corner at the National Library in Bucharest.

Thirty-seven would-be expat scholars got tips on how to attract financial aid and navigate the application process. Guests at the event included current American Fulbright grantee Anna Sherod as well as former Romanian Fulbright grantees Ioana Moldovan (the National University of Theatrical Arts and Cinematography) and Marius Profiroiu (Bucharest University of Economic Studies). They encouraged applicants to apply, citing their personal positive experiences with cross-cultural education. The diversity and quality of US education were illustrated in Dr. Moldovan and Dr. Profiroiu’s answers to the many audience questions. Participants were urged to visit FEAC for more resources, to participate in seminars, or for individualized advice.     

A Fulbright Story

Ruxandra Burdescu left Craiova for a Fulbright grant in Washington, D.C., back in 2001. Today, she is the World Bank Representative for Uruguay. In a recent interview in the Romanian daily Gandul, Ruxandra says: “I am very grateful to the Fulbright Commission without which my dream of studying in the U.S. and working for an international body would never have come true.”

The Monument of the Romanian Language in Chisinau

On March 11, 2014, the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Moldova announced the winners of the international competition for a monument dedicated to the Romanian language: Vlad Basarab and Andrei Ciubotaru. The monument was designed as an open book with the pages spread out at 360 degrees. According to the Moldavian Academy this is an “event of historical significance”, as the monument will “transcend the history of Romanian space and the Romanian language”.
Vlad Basarab is a multi-media, video and performance artist from West Virginia University, WV. He is currently a Fulbright Researcher in Romania affiliated with the National University of Arts, Bucharest. See the 3D simulation of the monument and more details at:

Read more: The Monument of the Romanian Language in Chisinau

International University Fair for Undergraduate Studies

On Thursday, March 13th, the Fulbright Educational Advising Center (FEAC) conversed with over 200 high school students at an international education fair in Bucharest, organized by Student Recruitment Tours (STR). Continuing our collaboration started last year, FEAC and SRT partnered up again for this fair held at the Marshal Garden Hotel this time and interacted with students from high schools all over Bucharest.

During the fair, students from over 5 high schools in Bucharest asked questions about U.S. study, with particular focus on financial aid opportunities and the benefits of the Liberal Arts System. Discussions about the very broad topic of tertiary education in the USA led to questions about everything form the SATs to sororities; from English proficiency exams to the value of volunteerism in high school.  The majority of young scholars inquired about the admissions process and scholarship opportunities.

FEAC/EducationUSA representatives responded with advice, resources, and the promise of further support as these students consider continuing their education in the United States. During this fair, over 250 high schoolers interested in continuing their education in the U.S. got connected with FEAC, as well as their teachers, and learned more about how our center can help them during their application, our services and resources and about the study opportunities at U.S. universities.

Students from “Transilvania” University of Brasov find out about Study Opportunities in the U.S.

Wednesday, March 12, the Fulbright Educational Advising Center/FEAC of the Romanian U.S. Fulbright Commission gave a presentation about graduate school admissions and Fulbright grant opportunities to students of Transilvania University of Brasov (UNITBV). The presentation was organized with the support of the International Relations Office of UNITBV and took place at the Multicultural Center of Transilvania University of Brașov.
Read more: Students from “Transilvania” University of Brasov find out about Study Opportunities in the U.S.

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