Fulbright U.S. Student Workshop and Panel Discussion


April 9, 2013 - 3:30pm


2520-D University Capitol Centre

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Karen Wachsmuth

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Assistant Manager of Outreach for the Institute of International Education (IIE) Lee Rivers will present a workshop on the Fulbright U.S. Student Program on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, from 3:30–5:00 p.m. in 2520–D University Capitol Centre.  

Mr. Rivers will be joined by Fulbright Student Alumni Ambassador Cristina Gauthier, who carried out graduate research on renewable energy and sustainable solid waste management practices in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil. Also featured will be former Fulbright grant winner Sarah Lowen from the University of Iowa (English Teaching Assistantship, South Korea), who will discuss the application process and experience abroad from a student’s perspective.  The workshop will also feature a question–and–answer session and a panel discussion with UI Fulbright U.S. Student Program advisors Karen Wachsmuth (International Programs) and Kelly Thornburg (Honors Program).

The Fulbright grant provides a wonderful opportunity for U.S. citizens to pursue international research or study in all fields, or to teach English abroad, for one academic year. This workshop will provide hands–on information for undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in learning more about the program. Students who attended the February 1 Fulbright Intensive Workshop should plan to attend if possible.

There will be a reception directly following the workshop from 5:00–5:30 p.m. Both the workshop and the reception are free and open to the public. Students, faculty, staff, and current and past grantees from all Fulbright programs are encouraged to attend.

This event is co–sponsored by International Programs and the Division of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures.

Please direct questions to: Karen Wachsmuth, academic programs and student services administrator, International Programs, karen–wachsmuth@uiowa.edu, 319–335–1436.