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Fulbright awards change lives and enhance careers. The Fulbright Student Program provides Austrian students who have completed their first degrees and are interested in enrolling in master’s programs at leading universities all over the United States with generous scholarship support. We coach candidates for these prestigious Fulbright awards through the entire application process that also includes university placement and soliciting valuable additional financial support from US institutions. Fulbright students enhance their skill sets in challenging programs of their own choice and enjoy all of the benefits of being members of an international network of Fulbrighters in the US.


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The Fulbright Seminar in American Studies is held annually in idyllic Strobl am Wolfgangsee, and is an opportunity for US and Austrian Fulbright students and scholars to connect and learn from each other. US Fulbright scholars give talks on topics related to American Studies from a variety of disciplinary perspectives (from portrayals of Austria in American films and gender differences in networking to African-American literature and a historical perspective on US presidential elections) and US Fulbright students share their research through poster presentations. The event serves as a pre-departure orientation for Austrian Fulbrighters and FLTAs, and Austrian students at-large also attend to learn about the Fulbright program, studying in the USA, and American Studies.


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Fulbright- Freud Scholar Eric Anderson (Rhode Island School of Design) is giving a free lecture at the Sigmund Freud Museum on May 3 entitled "Color Cure: Freud, Optical Science, and Design Theory."


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Ever since the first American Fulbrighters came to Germany, the Fulbright Commission has arranged a mid-year seminar enabling US Fulbright grantees across Europe to get together, share experiences, and discuss the achievements and challenges of the past semester. The seminar also gives grantees the chance to experience Berlin—all the more important now that Berlin is the governing capital of the country.


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The Fulbright Women's Roundtable hosted a special discussion on "Thriving in the Macondo" with Fulbright alumna Josephine Dorado in honor of International Women's Day this week.


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Austrian Student Program Officer Martina Laffer will be participating in an event organized by the University of Salzburg to promote programs for students, teaching assistants and scholars, on March 15.


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Ten new US Fulbright scholars participated in the two-day February 2017 US Fulbright Scholars orientation, which included lectures and discussions with Fulbright alumni and representatives of the US Embassy Vienna in Fulbright Austria's MuseumsQuartier Wien/Q21 offices, a walking tour of Vienna's historic Ringstrasse, and a reception with current US Fulbrighters, Austrian Fulbright candidates, alumni, institutional partners and friends, and more.


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In honor of Black History Month, the US Embassy Vienna and American Corner Innsbruck are hosting a screening of "Race" and a discussion with US Fulbright Scholar Michaela Hoenicke Moore (University of Iowa) on February 22.


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USTA and FLTA Program Office Belona Berchtaler will give a talk on opportunities for young teachers at an event called "Go International - Studying and Teaching Worldwide" by VLC Österreich (Vereinigung christlicherer Lehrerinnen an mittleren und höheren Schulen Österreichs).


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Each year, the Fulbright Commission invites other Fulbright offices within the EU to nominate one or two American grantees to travel to Belgium and Luxembourg for a four-day “EU-NATO Seminar,” where approximately 45 participants learn about the structure and function of European institutions and NATO and how these institutions affect their academic, professional, and personal daily lives.