« It was hard to leave after only 11 months! »

Darja Djordjevic, US Advanced Student, 2008-2009 EHESS (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales) Anthropology, A Mastert’s at the Ecoles: Ethnographic research on Women Asylum Seekers I was eight months old when my brave young Yugoslav parents packed me up and left Belgrade after my mother had won a Fulbright Scholar grant to teach at the… Lire la suite « It was hard to leave after only 11 months! »

« a reminder of the beginning of a beautiful relationship »

Christine Buuck, US Advanced Student Univerty of Arizona – Fondation David Parou Saint-Jacques, 2005-2006 « The Pen and the Walking Stick: Pilgrimage in the Middle Ages and Today »   Pens and Walking Sticks A writer needs paper and a pen, and a pilgrim needs a walking stick. The pen and paper were easy enough to find.… Lire la suite « a reminder of the beginning of a beautiful relationship »

« My Fulbright year had a tremendous impact on my professional trajectory […] It also impacted me personally »

Megan Brown, US PhD Student, 2014-2015 History , « Pied Noir Repatriation in the Construction of Europe » Université Paris I – Panthéon-Sorbonne My Fulbright year had a tremendous impact on my professional trajectory, allowing me to access several archives and libraries and bringing me into contact with experts at my host institution (and through them, experts… Lire la suite « My Fulbright year had a tremendous impact on my professional trajectory […] It also impacted me personally »

« This year (…) [gave] me the salutary (and perhaps necessary) sense that I could make a meaningful impact not just as a scholar, but also as a creative writer – in both French and English »

Alexander Dickow, US Advanced Student, 2003-2004 Roman Languages and Literature, Université de Nantes During my year as a Fulbright Advanced Student, I lived and studied in Nantes, which left me far from the majority of my fellow Fulbrighters, who were mostly in Paris. The year was, as a result, more intensely personal, less apparently collective,… Lire la suite « This year (…) [gave] me the salutary (and perhaps necessary) sense that I could make a meaningful impact not just as a scholar, but also as a creative writer – in both French and English »

« Soixante ans plus tard, comment ne pas rendre hommage à la générosité et à la lucidité des hommes politiques américains de l’époque ? »

Henri Buc, France Chercheur, 1963-1965 Harvard University   Une mince ligne dans mon Curriculum Vitae indique qu’entre septembre 1962 et mars 1965, j’ai pu bénéficier d’une bourse Fulbright. Celle-ci m’a permis d’aller travailler dans le laboratoire du Professeur Paul Doty à l’université de Harvard avant de revenir poursuivre ma carrière à l’Institut Pasteur chez le… Lire la suite « Soixante ans plus tard, comment ne pas rendre hommage à la générosité et à la lucidité des hommes politiques américains de l’époque ? »

« Encountering and understanding difference are the hallmark of the Fulbright experience »

Whitney Walton, US Research program, 2004-2005 « Foreign Relations: A History of Study Abroad between the United States and France, 1890-1970 »   The Senior scholar Fulbright award of 2005 was essential for fulfilling my project to analyze the history of study abroad between France and the United States from the late nineteenth century to 1970.  With… Lire la suite « Encountering and understanding difference are the hallmark of the Fulbright experience »

« I returned with a stronger respect for French innovation and imagination as well as an appreciation for the French lifestyle »

John M. LoSecco, US Researcher, 2012-2013 CNRS laboratory Astroparticule et Cosmologie (APC), Université Paris Diderot and CEA Saclay « Extracting Theta 13 from Two Detectors at Chooz » I was a Fulbright fellow in Paris during 2012-2013.  I had prior experiences with French collaborators from a project carried out in California.  My hosts for the Fulbright were… Lire la suite « I returned with a stronger respect for French innovation and imagination as well as an appreciation for the French lifestyle »

« learning from her and her experiences will always be a highlight of my career »

Aswani Volteya, US International Education Administrators (IEA) program, Fall 2017 Dean and Professor, University of North Carolina Wilmington   I made several friends during my visit to France. Mr. Arnaud Roujou de Boubée and Ms. Charlotte Goodwin were amazing hosts – patient, understanding, helpful and were always vigilant about our needs. With Arnaud’s help, I… Lire la suite « learning from her and her experiences will always be a highlight of my career »

« Overall it was a richly rewarding experience for me, and I think for all of the others I met.  I would do it over again in a heartbeat! »

Scott Goetz, US CESBIO – Centre d’Etudes Spatiales de la BIOsphère, 2010 Environnemental Studies, « Satellite monitoring and process modeling of ecosystem responses to climate change »   I very much enjoyed the fellow scientists, researchers and students at my host institution. They were a pleasure to interact with and I was impressed with their knowledge in… Lire la suite « Overall it was a richly rewarding experience for me, and I think for all of the others I met.  I would do it over again in a heartbeat! »