Caroline Casagrande, the deputy assistant secretary for academic programs in the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, graciously scheduled time during her trip to Europe to stop by the Fulbright Austria offices in Vienna to discuss the future of the Fulbright Program and EducationUSA in Austria. She was accompanied by Marianne Craven, managing director of academic programs, and Eavan Cully, special assistant for academic programs. Gordana Mirchikj, the EducationUSA regional educational advising coordinator for Central and Southern Europe, also came to Vienna to take part. It was a fruitful meeting, and we are excited to see EducationUSA grow in Austria.
We also had the good fortune of welcoming DAS Casagrande to our third annual Thank Fulbright – Thanksgiving, where she mingled with current program participants and alumni—and helped carve one of the turkeys. It was an honor to host her; we wish her all the best on the rest of her tour and look forward to continued collaboration on international education and exchange between Austria and the US.