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U.S. Fulbright

Today is the Launch of the 2017-2018 Fulbright U.S. Student Program Application Cycle! Attend Today’s Webinar to Learn More.

March 31, 2016

FUSP 2017Are you a U.S. citizen interested in learning more about the Fulbright U.S. Student Program but are not exactly sure what it is all about, how it works, or who is eligible?

Are you interested in exploring fully funded international educational opportunities that could help open doors for you professionally, academically, and personally, while connecting you to a
diverse, lifelong and prestigious global network?

Want to learn more about Fulbright, the U.S. Government’s flagship international educational exchange program, but don’t know where to start?

Attend today’s webinar at 2:00 p.m. EST!

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Are You an Artist Interested in Applying for a Fulbright Grant? Check Out Brian Rutenberg’s Video and Attend Tomorrow’s Webinar.

June 24, 2015

Thinking of applying to Fulbright in the Creative and Performing Arts and wonder how the program can influence your career? Listen to Brian Rutenberg, Fulbright U.S. Student alumnus, describe how his time in Ireland on his grant continues to inform his work. Want to learn more about the application and requirements? Attend tomorrow’s webinar at 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET. For further details, click here.

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A Poem for Umm Kulthum

January 12, 2015

Working on a Fulbright-mtvU application for the upcoming February 27 deadline? Attend this week’s webinar on General Q&A this Thursday, January 15, at 2:00 p.m. EST!

In early November, I went to an open mic for local poets at an Abu Dhabi venue called The Space. It was the fourth event in a new Rooftop Rhythms series for Arabic poetry, organized by Rooftops founder Dorian “Paul D” Rogers. The event featured about fifteen poets, who combined elements of Arabic poetry with spoken word. They were multilingual UAE residents from a variety of Arab backgrounds—Palestinian, Lebanese, Emirati, and Sudanese. Many were regulars at Rooftop events but usually performed in English. They reminded the audience of this since the connotations of writing poetry differ from one language to another. Arabic poetry is associated with mastery of Classical Arabic and a deep knowledge of the Arabic literary heritage, while spoken word favors poetic prowess that is grounded in lived experience. But the audience was open-minded, receptive to hearing Arabic poetry in a variety of dialects, registers, and styles. The evening had a warm, familial vibe, with listeners snapping fingers supportively from their bean bag chairs.

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Poets and friends at The Space in Abu Dhabi (Photo courtesy of Farah Bushnaq)

I chose a poem to feature here that fits neatly into the themes of this blog. It’s by Dubai-based poet Zeina Hashem Beck, written in appreciation of the performative style of Egyptian singer Umm Kulthum (d. 1975). Umm Kulthum is one of the most beloved figures of the Arab world, and the lyrics to her songs are among the most widely memorized of Arabic poems. Zeina’s poem is called “Umm Kulthum or Al-Intithar [Waiting],” (a title that brought to my mind Umm Kulthum’s famous song, “Ana fi Intizarak” [I’m waiting for you]). Zeina is from Tripoli, Lebanon, and studied English Literature at the American University in Beirut. She is an English-language poet, with her work published and forthcoming in over a dozen literary journals, but considers herself a newcomer to Arabic poetry. Her debut poetry collection, To Live in Autumn (The Backwaters Press, 2014), won the 2013 Backwaters Prize and has been recently released. The poems of this collection describe Beirut as she sees it; a city that resembles autumn in its uncertainties and the conflicted feelings it inspires.

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Putting the Final Touches Your Fulbright U.S. Student Program Application? Attend the Last Webinar on October 2!

September 29, 2014

Have last minute questions and need a few final tips before submitting your online Fulbright U.S. Student Program application on October 14? Attend the last webinar of the 2015-2016 competition on Thursday, October 2!

Date: Thursday, October 2, 2014

Time: 2:00 P.M. EST – 3:00 P.M. EST

Fulbright U.S. Student Program staff will share tips and advice for polishing and finalizing your application.


The webinar will start at 2:00 p.m. and end at 3:00 p.m.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the webinar. If you have not already, you will need to download the GoToMeeting/GoToWebinar client software.

System Requirements:

Windows: Windows XP or newer
Mac: OS X 10.5 (Leopard) or newer

Miss the last webinar on polishing your application? Check out the recorded version right here:

Polishing Your Application Webinar from Fulbright Program on Vimeo.

Still have questions? Feel free to contact us Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST.

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Working on a Fulbright-Clinton application? Chat with 2012 Fellow Rebecca Bartlein tomorrow at 8:00 p.m. ET!

December 2, 2013

Join Fulbright staff and 2012-2013 Fulbright-Clinton Fellow Rebecca Bartlein tomorrow for a webinar offering tips and advice on how to apply for the 2014-2015 competition.

Optional TutorialsIntroduction to Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship


The webinar will begin at 8:00 p.m. and end at 9:00 p.m.

All times are U.S. Eastern Time Zone.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the webinar. If you have not already, you will need to download the GoToMeeting/GoToWebinar client software.

System Requirements

Windows: Windows XP or newer
Mac: OS X 10.5 (Leopard) or newer