Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Fulbright Information Session Tuesday

If you are graduating next year, read this:

Special Invitation
to Attend a
U.S. Student Fulbright Program Information Meeting

If you are a U.S. citizen with a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher, an undergraduate graduating in May or August 2008 or are a graduate student (graduating anytime on or after May 2009), and would like to research, study, or teach internationally, you should seriously consider applying for a U.S. Student Fulbright Program Grant.

Fulbright Grants pay for one year’s study, research or teaching in up to 140 different countries outside the United States. A full grant covers travel, insurance, tuition (if studying) and living costs. By September 28 , 2007, you will need to apply for a Fulbright Grant and, if successful, you fulfill your grant commitment the following academic year.

Approximately 1,100 Fulbright Grants are awarded annually to graduating seniors, graduate students, and emerging professionals. To be successful, you must decide what you want to do. For the majority of Fulbright grants your project is determined by you. The Fulbright selection board has to be convinced that you have the academic background and the maturity to successfully complete your project within one year. It is very helpful to get written affiliation from a professor or other mentor in your chosen host country. For example, a philosophy student decided to study Aristotle’s concept of human being and its Islamic reception in France – he contacted a faculty member in France who was researching the same concept and received a letter of support from her.

Another form of Fulbright Grant provides support for you to teach English for one year in a total of 15 different countries located in Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia and South America. These opportunities are available to graduating seniors. For several of the countries, your host country language skills must be very good: whereas for the other countries, you do not need strong language skills. All teaching grants stress that you be a good representative of the United States and have a good command of English (some teaching and/or tutoring experience is also very helpful).

The University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University are co-sponsoring an information session given by Tony Claudino from IIE in New York about the Fulbright Student Programs:
April 10, 2007
4:30 to 6:30
2210 Doherty Hall, Carnegie Mellon University

If you are interested in the Fulbright Program and are not able to attend to this meeting, please contact Allison Hahn at and schedule a time for us to meet. For additional information about the U.S. Student Fulbright Program, please visit the Fulbright website at .

We hope this outstanding opportunity interests you and we hope to see you at the information meeting.
The 2008-2009 U.S. Student Fulbright Competition will open on May 1, 2007. The Pitt campus deadline is September 28, 2007

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