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European Fulbright Diversity Initiative: Susanne Hamscha Becomes Project Coordinator
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European Fulbright Diversity Initiative: Susanne Hamscha Becomes Project Coordinator

Fulbright Austria is pleased that Susanne Hamscha (US/Austrian scholar program officer) will be taking the lead on the European Fulbright Diversity Initiative project and coordinating the implementation phase together with diversity liaison Courtney Moffett-Bateau.
New Partnership with the University of Applied Sciences Burgenland
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New Partnership with the University of Applied Sciences Burgenland

Fulbright Austria is pleased to announce its new partnership with the University of Applied Sciences Burgenland (UAS Burgenland) in the field of energy and environmental management.
After Fulbright: Conferences, Connections, and Community
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After Fulbright: Conferences, Connections, and Community

While their time as a Fulbrighter is often a life-changing experience, for many alumni the real journey and the benefits of the program begin once their grant period has concluded. We asked FLTA alumna Arwa Elabd to give us some insights into her post-Fulbright experience by sharing her experience returning to her US host institution as a presenter at a conference.
Fulbright Austria Grantee Attends 2019 EU-US Young Leaders Seminar
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Fulbright Austria Grantee Attends 2019 EU-US Young Leaders Seminar

First held in 2017, the EU-US Young Leaders Seminar is an annual seminar hosted by Fulbright Belgium / Luxembourg / Schuman in Brussels, Belgium that brings together young leaders from both sides of the Atlantic to discuss topics relevant to their generation and beyond. This year, we sent US Fulbright combined grantee Elaine Chen to participate in this noteworthy event and are excited about her takeaways, which she shares below in her own words.
2019 Pre-Departure Orientation & Going-Away Heuriger
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2019 Pre-Departure Orientation & Going-Away Heuriger

The 2019–20 Austrian Fulbright grantees came together at the Fulbright Austria offices on June 21, 2019, for a pre-departure orientation. After the Austrian grantees had their fill of information from Fulbright Austria staff and alumni of the various programs, the entire group headed to Müllers Heuriger & Weingut to join the homeward-bound 2018–19 US grantees for their going-away Heuriger evening.
EuroPride 2019
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EuroPride 2019

On June 15, 2019, Fulbright Austria joined in the EuroPride festivities in Vienna by marching in the Viennese Rainbow Parade. The event was a great success, and Fulbright Austria is pleased it was able to facilitate this opportunity for those who joined in, many of whom had never been able to participate in a Pride event.
2019 Fulbright Austria SummerFest
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2019 Fulbright Austria SummerFest

The second annual Fulbright Austria SummerFest was a big success, with more than 130 guests in attendance. It was a fantastic opportunity to celebrate our fundraising efforts, rekindle connections, and mingle with the Fulbright Austria community. We would like to thank everyone for their incredible support and for advocating on behalf of Fulbright Austria.
Fulbright Austria at EuroPride: Your Invitation
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Fulbright Austria at EuroPride: Your Invitation

The Fulbright community is #FullofPride. Fulbright Austria is proud to announce that it will celebrate the diversity of the Fulbright Program and the achievements of the LGBTQIA community over the last 50 years by participating in this year’s EuroPride in Vienna.
AfterWorkNetworking
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AfterWorkNetworking

Once a month, on the last Tuesday (mostly), Fulbright Austria invites current grantees and program participants, alumni, and friends of Fulbright to network and exchange experiences in a friendly, casual atmosphere. Join us and network with the Fulbright Austria community—we look forward to seeing you at our monthly AfterWorkNetworking events in Vienna (next date: May 28, 2019).
2019 USTA Going-Away Heuriger
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2019 USTA Going-Away Heuriger

To celebrate a successful year in Austrian secondary schools, US teaching assistants came together in Vienna on May 10, 2019, at the Heuriger 10er Marie.
2019 Fulbright Seminar in American Studies
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2019 Fulbright Seminar in American Studies

This year’s annual Fulbright Seminar in American Studies took place May 2–4, 2019, in the beautiful Salzkammergut in the province of Salzburg. The annual seminar brings Austrian and American students, scholars, and teaching assistants together for an exciting series of lectures, research presentations, and informational sessions that highlight the achievements of our current US cohorts while preparing our outgoing Austrian cohorts for their own productive Fulbright experiences in the US.
2019 Fulbright Austria SummerFest: Your Invitation
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2019 Fulbright Austria SummerFest: Your Invitation

On June 13, Fulbright Austria and the Austrian Fulbright Alumni would like to invite you to our annual SummerFest at our offices in the MuseumsQuartier.
Editorial: Vienna, Paul Fried, David Good, J. William Fulbright, and the Good Karma of International Educational Exchange
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Editorial: Vienna, Paul Fried, David Good, J. William Fulbright, and the Good Karma of International Educational Exchange

Fulbright Austria is delighted to announce that the Rosemary and David Good Family Foundation has pledged $50,000 over a three-year period to support Fulbright Austria’s programs. Rosemary and David Good believe in the power of the arts, culture, and education to transform lives, so Fulbright Austria will dedicate their generous gift over the next three program years to financing and expanding its collaboration with the MuseumsQuartier in Vienna, which cosponsors unique Fulbright-Q21/MuseumsQuartier Artist-in-Residence awards. I will share more about this generous gift and this great opportunity with you below.
Save the Date: EuroPride 2019
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Save the Date: EuroPride 2019

Save the date! Fulbright Austria is celebrating EuroPride in Vienna this year, and we’d like to invite you to #marchwithfulbright! More details and an official invitation will follow soon—stay tuned!
Monthly AfterWorkNetworking with Fulbright Austria
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Monthly AfterWorkNetworking with Fulbright Austria

Once a month, on the last Tuesday (mostly), Fulbright Austria invites current grantees and program participants, alumni, and friends of Fulbright to meet up at our AfterWorkNetworking event to exchange experiences in a friendly, casual atmosphere. Join us and network with the Fulbright Austria community—register here for our next event on April 23, 2019!
50-Year Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots
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50-Year Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, we asked one Austrian and two American program participants to share their experiences as members of the communities in their respective host country.
After Fulbright: Maintaining Relationships Post-Grant
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After Fulbright: Maintaining Relationships Post-Grant

In this article, we share the story of an Austrian student who traveled to the US at the invitation of a Fulbright Austria alumna who had taught at her school the year before.
Fulbright Austria Attends 65th Annual Berlin Seminar
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Fulbright Austria Attends 65th Annual Berlin Seminar

Every year, Fulbright Austria sends members of its current US cohort to Berlin to attend the Berlin Seminar organized by Fulbright Germany. The seminar focused on courage, diversity, and inclusion and was a chance for attendees to delve into these topics and network with grantees and staff from all over Europe. We asked one of our attendees, Isabel Monaghan, to share her perspective on the Berlin Seminar.
Reflections on the EU-Nato Seminar, Feb 12–16, 2019
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Reflections on the EU-Nato Seminar, Feb 12–16, 2019

Like many students currently on Fulbright grants, I often ask myself how my research, interests, and experiences will fit into the broader narrative of an increasingly globalized world. The EU-NATO Seminar in Luxembourg City and Brussels from February 12–16, 2019, organized by the Fulbright Commission to Belgium and Luxembourg, offered both new insights and complexities to this recurring question.
USTA Spencer Moy Debuts at Vienna Opera Ball
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USTA Spencer Moy Debuts at Vienna Opera Ball

Every year, the Vienna State Opera hosts the Vienna Opera Ball, an extravagant event attended by many who number amongst Austria’s elite. The ball is always opened by a group of young dancers, and it is a true honor to be selected to open the ball. This year, current USTA Spencer Moy was chosen as one of the debutantes for the Vienna Opera Ball. This is her story.
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Editorial: Welcome to 2020

January 7, 2020