An informational meeting on the Fulbright U.S. Student Program will be held in Plassmann 108 at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 26.
The meeting is open to all students and will explain the application and selection process.
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs. The competitive program allows students to meet, work and live in host countries while growing from unique experiences.
Students graduating in the 2015-2016 school year with a bachelor’s or master’s degree are encouraged to attend. Those students will be eligible to begin their fellowships in the following fall semester.
“It’s an incredible experience,” said Dr. Mary Kubal, SBU Fulbright Advisor. “I can say from first-hand experience that students will benefit immensely. If you win the opportunity to pursue a fellowship, it creates a strong network and adds diversity to your resume. The opportunity to live and work abroad, with the resources of the Fulbright program, is something that will set you apart from the rest.”
Students typically start working on their application materials during the summer before their senior year in order to be ready for the campus deadline--which is typically a month after classes begin in the fall.
Individuals granted the fellowship will have direct interaction with members of their host countries. Through engagement in their communities, students will see the way others think and perform tasks.
“I would urge all students to attend Thursday’s information session, regardless of their class level,” said Kubal. “By preparing in advance, our students will be more competitive and improve their chances at being selected for this unique opportunity to serve as a cultural ambassador while working and living abroad.”
There will be a second information session after the Spring Break for students unable to attend the session this Thursday.
For more information, contact Kubal at MKUBAL@sbu.edu.
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