Fulbright Austria Program Coordinator Martina Laffer is taking part in the International Week at the University of Salzburg and will be giving a talk to promote the Fulbright Programs for Students, Teaching Assistants and Scholars.
Fulbright Austria and BOKU – Universität for Bodenkultur Wien (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences) celebrated the 10th anniversary of their partnership this week. On this occasion, Elowyn Yager, the current Fulbright-University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Visiting Professor gave a public lecture on “Rivers, rocks, fish, and floods.” In her lecture, Elowyn explored some of the physical processes that occur in rivers from short (turbulence) to long (mountain erosion) timescales. She also examined how ecological and human activities impact rivers.
Five Fulbright Austria staff members spent four days advising hundreds of students about opportunities to study in the USA with Fulbright and EducationUSA. We also held a special workshop on writing personal statements and more for US university applications, and a talk on the Fulbright Program and other scholarship opportunities! Our presence at the fair was supported by a special grant from the US Embassy Vienna.
Sixteen new US Fulbright scholars participated in the two-day February 2018 US Fulbright Scholars orientation, which included lectures and discussions with Fulbright alumni and representatives of the U.S. Embassy Vienna in Fulbright Austria's MQ – 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.