Fulbright U.S. Student Program Workshop slated for April 6

April 2, 2015 | Events, UToday
By Cathy Zimmer

Learn about fully funded grants for study, research or English teaching assistantships in more than 140 countries at a Fulbright U.S. Student Program Workshop Monday, April 6, from 2 to 3 p.m. in Student Union Room 2592.

Fulbright visit on April 6 2015 .pubAll undergraduate and graduate students interested in learning more about the program are welcome to attend the free, public event.

Lora Seery, senior program officer at the Institute of International Education, will lead the presentation.

The institute is a private not-for-profit leader in the international exchange of people and ideas. In collaboration with governments, foundations and other sponsors, the institute creates programs of study and training for students, educators and professionals from all sectors. These programs include the Fulbright Program administered for the U.S. Department of State.

“This workshop is open to any student in any major; however, it is ideal for highly motivated, open-minded individuals who are graduating college seniors, graduate students, young professionals, scientists and artists,” said Michelle Ploeger, international education specialist in the Education Abroad Office. “Fulbright evaluates candidates based on their cumulative experience and goals; there is no minimum undergraduate GPA requirement.”

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers fellowships abroad for one academic year. Program participants pursue graduate or professional study, advanced research, or English teaching in elementary and secondary schools or universities.

Fulbright grants for research/study and Fulbright English teaching assistantships provide round-trip transportation to the host country, maintenance for the academic year based on living costs in the host country, book and research allowances, health-care coverage, mid-term enrichment activities, full or partial tuition, and language or orientation programs to support students while abroad.

“Fulbright is for individuals who are looking to foster mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries and for those who see their international experiences as cultural ambassadors to enhance their academic and professional careers,” Ploeger added.

UT students who participate in education abroad experience new and diverse academic environments, cultures, people and sights, all while earning college credit.

Education abroad programs include faculty-led, exchange and affiliate options. International opportunities are offered during breaks, summer, semester and yearlong sessions.

For more information, call the Center for International Studies and Programs at 419.530.5268 or visit http://utole.do/fulbrightcisp.

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