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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.
Fulbright Austria Celebrates the International Day of Women in Science
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Fulbright Austria Celebrates the International Day of Women in Science

Fulbright Austria celebrated the International Day of Women and Girls in Science on February 11, 2019, by featuring the stories and research of five Fulbright grantees and alumnae in science over the course of one week.
Krapfen on Faschingsdienstag
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Krapfen on Faschingsdienstag

On Faschingsdienstag, March 5, 2019, Fulbright Austria decided to do something different: to support a good cause while also getting the Fulbright Austria alumni community together—and to have fun along the way.
US Fulbright Scholar Orientation, February 27–28, 2019
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US Fulbright Scholar Orientation, February 27–28, 2019

Nineteen new US Fulbright scholars arrived in Austria and took part in a two-day orientation on February 27 and 28, 2019.
Editorial: We Are #FullOfThanks
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Editorial: We Are #FullOfThanks

Fulbright Austria ventured into unchartered territory last year by launching its first-ever annual call for support under the motto Thank Fulbright-Thanksgiving. Thank you for helping us create life-changing opportunities for a new generation of Fulbright grantees like Maria and Kathrin, and thank you for showing your support in 2018!
Meet and Greet
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Meet and Greet

Dear friends, partners, and associates of Fulbright Austria, get to know our new US Fulbright scholars this February—you're invited to a meet and greet with the incoming cohort!
Event Invitation: NOT KOSHER
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Event Invitation: NOT KOSHER

Rosabel Rosalind Kurth-Sofer approaches the human body as an ambiguous space of contention and a complex system of various identities. Through drawing, painting, and printmaking, she depicts fantastical and grotesque caricatures with a sense of empathy, and in so doing she celebrates those who are underestimated and misunderstood.
After Fulbright: An Interview with Fulbright Austria Alumna Ute Reisinger
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After Fulbright: An Interview with Fulbright Austria Alumna Ute Reisinger

Ute Reisinger was a Fulbright grantee in 2015 and studied at the University of Connecticut. Before moving to the United States, she worked in the private sector and in international development in Europe, China, and Mozambique. Ute has worked for the Inter-American Development Bank since completing her master’s degree in international studies. Read more about her post-Fulbright experience here.
An FLTA Road Trip in the US
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An FLTA Road Trip in the US

Four people from four different countries, a round-trip plane ticket from Cleveland to Las Vegas, a car rental in Las Vegas, and a detailed plan with the routes to follow each day is all you need to start a multicultural road trip/adventure in the US. In October 2018, four Foreign Language Teaching Assistants living in Ohio decided to start this amazing adventure for their fall break. Benjamin Fischer from Austria, Vanessa Medina from Mexico, Marie Corlay from France, and Zhengchun Zhang from China—we are the Fulbrighters who decided to discover the US but never imagined that we would end up discovering more about our own cultures.
Studying Abroad: Life as a Student in a Different University Setting
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Studying Abroad: Life as a Student in a Different University Setting

Living and studying in a different country is often a defining moment in a young person’s life. Though the US and Austrian educational systems have much in common, one of the challenges faced by Fulbright students from the two countries is adapting to the differences they come across while navigating academia in their respective host country. We asked Austrian Fulbright student Julia Pataky and US Fulbright student Nathan Stobaugh to shed some light on their experience studying in a new environment and to share their thoughts on what aspects of university life in their host country could be incorporated into student life back home.
THANK FULBRIGHT – THANKSGIVING: A STUDENT’S PERSPECTIVE
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THANK FULBRIGHT – THANKSGIVING: A STUDENT’S PERSPECTIVE

Thank Fulbright – Thanksgiving—what a tradition! More than 100 alumni and friends joined Fulbright Austria in celebrating Thanksgiving on "Giving Tuesday" (November 27) at Glacis Beisl. Austrian and American Fulbright alumni from seven decades mingled with friends of the Fulbright Program over a traditional dinner co-hosted by Fulbright Austria and the Austrian Fulbright Alumni Association to celebrate and recognize our first major donors. We asked Maria Sanchez—one of the Fulbright Alumni, current Fulbright recipients, and guests of honor that enjoyed the turkey & wine reception—to share a few words about her experience that evening.
In Memoriam: Trude Wild (1924–2018)
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In Memoriam: Trude Wild (1924–2018)

Fulbright Austria is saddened to announce the passing of Trude Wild, the legendary educational advisor of Austrian Fulbright students, at the age of 95 on December 22, 2018.
2018: A Year in Review
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2018: A Year in Review

2018 has been a busy and exciting year for Fulbright Austria! Take a look at our timeline for some highlights from this year.
An Interview: Helmut Sohmen on his Fulbright Experience: Be Prepared!
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An Interview: Helmut Sohmen on his Fulbright Experience: Be Prepared!

Helmut Sohmen remains grateful to the Fulbright idea and has pledged a generous contribution to Fulbright Austria at a time when government budget restrictions everywhere are creating funding shortages. In typical Sohmen fashion, he wants to provide help when it is needed to give other youngsters chances in life similar to those he was privileged to enjoy. “After all, actions speak louder than words,” he says, “and I hope my fellow Fulbright scholars and the politicians are listening.”
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Thank Fulbright – Thanksgiving hits the news!

Our annual Thank Fulbright - Thanksgiving event on “Giving Tuesday” at the Glacis Beisl was a great success with more than 100 alumni, friends and associates of the Fulbright Program in attendance. Together we have so far raised more than €20,000, which will be doubled by incentive funding provided by the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research. Thank you for your generous contributions!