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 and US Fulbright students share their research through poster presentations. The event serves as a pre-departure orientation for Austrian Fulbrighters and FLTAs.
Fulbright Austria program participants traditionally attend the TU Ball as a group and enjoy the festivities together.
The 2019 Vienna Ball of Sciences is once again turning Vienna’s town hall into an experimental arrangement of an amusing thirst for knowledge! And this year, for the first time ever, Fulbright Austria is a part of it with a special sparkling reception.
If you plan on attending the ball, you're invited to stop by for a glass of sparkling wine and to network with current Fulbright US students (three of whom won a ticket to the ball) and Austrian Fulbright alumni from all programs.
In Arthur und Lilly, Fulbright alumna Lilly Maier tells the poignant story of an Austrian Holocaust survivor and her friendship with him.
"I had a wonderful life," Arthur Kern muses, meaning his childhood in Vienna – up to that fateful moment in 1939, when at the age of just ten he is suddenly separated from his family. Hoping to save him from the Holocaust, his Jewish parents send him away to an unfamiliar world with a Kindertransport, or children's transport – a traumatic experience for the ten-year-old. He manages to escape to America via France, but he never sees his family again.
Last year, we started a new tradition of celebrating Thanksgiving with the Fulbright family. Together we gave thanks and counted our blessings because as alumni of the Fulbright Program, we know how fortunate we are to have had such life-changing opportunities.
We hope you will join us this year for our Thanksgiving celebration and rekindle your Fulbright experience.