Austrian institutions of higher education and research are enthusiastic supporters of the Fulbright Scholar Program. Over twenty universities and universities of applied sciences, research centers, and museums annually host US Fulbright scholars. This commitment to bilateral and international collaboration makes Austria one of the top ten destinations in the world for US Fulbright scholars, who match their expertise with the interests of Austrian host institutions. Opportunities based on jointly articulated and flexible combinations of teaching and research are available in practically all parts and all disciplines in Austria: ranging from Innsbruck to Vienna and from the arts and the humanities to the social sciences and engineering.
On June 23, Austrian Fulbright students, scholars and FLTAs spent the afternoon in pre-departure orientation sessions, then met up with the US students and scholars for a going-away party at a traditional Viennese wine tavern (Heurigen).
This discussion with Fulbright Specialist in Migration Dr. Olga DeJesus (Mercy College) will explore applications of engaging, multimedia-rich digital stories to generate interest, attention and motivation for the "digital generation" students in today’s classrooms. The discussion will be held in Q21's Raum D in the Vienna MQ on Wednesday, June 21 and is organized by Fulbright Austria and the University College of Teacher Education Vienna.
The Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, Fulbright Austria, the Austrian Fulbright Alumni and the Embassy of the United States of America in Austria are pleased to announce a public lecture on “EVALUATING THE TRUMP PRESIDENCY AFTER FOURMONTHS IN POWER” by US Fulbright Scholar James D. Savage, on Monday, May 29, 6 p.m., at the Diplomatic Academy.
More than 70 US and Austrian students, scholars and teaching assistants participated in this year’s Fulbright Seminar in American Studies; a three-day long intellectual mountain retreat and the highlight of the Austrian Fulbright calendar.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.