Clockwise from left: Shayak Sengupta, 2015-2016, India, Emily Yedinak, 2013-2014, Chile, Yuriy Veytskin, 2013-2014, Australia, and Gwyneth Talley, 2015-2015, Morocco
On-Campus interview season is coming up! This can be a nerve-wracking time for those of you applying to the Fulbright U.S. Student Program through your college or university. Try not to worry, though – the interview is a way to add a “face” to your Fulbright application and get helpful feedback.
You’ll hit submit on the Embark Online Application before your campus deadline, your on-campus Fulbright Program Adviser (FPA) will schedule an on-campus interview, and you will then have the chance to explain and defend your project. This interview is an additional element to your application when your campus committee rates and recommends you. After the interview, your FPA will re-open your application, allowing you to adjust it before the final national deadline. As Fulbright U.S. Student Alumni Ambassadors, we’ve been through this process before and have created a Q & A about campus interviews to help you prepare.
Fulbright Program Advisers attending the fall initiative (left to right): Juan Arriata, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras; Alina Choo, Suffolk University; Karen Wachsmuth, University of Iowa; Anne Marsh, Bridgewater College; Stephen Mead, Saint Martin’s University; and Laura Clippard, Middle Tennessee State University (not pictured: Catherine Baxter, Central Methodist University, Shirley Eoff, Angelo State University, Timothy Nixon, Shepherd University, and Sara Otis, University of Hawaii at Manoa).
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Select Fulbright Program Advisers participated in workshops at the Institute of International Education (IIE) as part of the Fulbright Program Adviser (FPA) Development Initiative, a bi-annual event designed to help diversify which institutions participate in the Fulbright and other U.S. Department of State sponsored programs.
Each spring, approximately 10-15 institutions that have not recently been active or participated with the Fulbright Program are selected by competitive application in an effort to inform them of international exchange opportunities that they may not be aware of, and to assist them with developing their own “Fulbright culture” on their respective campuses.