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Student Highlights

Student Interviews
Michelle McCloskey
Michelle McCloskey, a Public Policy MS student at Drexel University, will be a Critical Language Scholar in Turkey for 2011. She will be studying intensive intermediate/advanced Turkish this summer in Turkey and hopes to eventually work for the US government. In this video (play or download) she discusses her Critical Language Scholarship Program application experiences.
Karen Sullam
Karen Sullam, a 4th year Ecology PhD student in the department of Biology, will be a Fulbright Scholar in Switzerland for 2011-2012. She will study the interaction of food webs and microbial ecology in Swiss lakes. In this video (play or download) she discusses her Fulbright application experiences.
Caitlin Costello
Caitlin Costello, an International Area Studies student at Drexel University, will be a Fulbright Scholar in Senegal for 2011-2012. She will be conducting research on domestic rice production, and will explore how the country can increase domestic production of one of its major staples to become more food secure. In this video (play or download) she discusses her Fulbright application experiences.
Kevin Knehr
Kevin Knehr, a Mechanical Engineering student at Drexel University, was awarded the Goldwater Scholarship for 2011-2012. He has been working as an undergraduate researcher in the Electrochemical Energy Systems Laboratory at Drexel for over a year. In this video (play or download) he discusses his Goldwater application experiences.
Kara Spiller
Kara Spiller, who holds a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Drexel University, was a Fulbright Scholar in Portugal in 2010-11. She was working in the Biomaterials, Biodegradables, and Biomimetics Research Group and the Headquarters of the European Institute of Excellence on Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, under the guidance of Dr. Rui Reis. In this video (play or download) she discusses her Fulbright application experiences.
Amanda McArthur
Amanda McArthur, who holds a BA in English from Drexel University, was a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Bulgaria in 2009-10. She was teaching English to teenagers at a high school in Sofia. Watch this video (play or download) to hear about her exciting experiences and tips about the Fulbright application and interview process.
Student Blogs
Daniel Tedesco
Dan Tedesco, an International Area Studies alum ('11), is a Fulbright grantee to China for 2011-2012. While in China, Daniel is studying the Chinese government's Student Village Officials (SVOs) program, a youth leadership program that places recent graduates into rural villages as assistants to local officials. Read more about his experiences in China.
Karen Miller
Karen Miller, who graduated from Drexel University with a BS in Architectural Engineering, was a Fulbright Scholar in Turkey (2010-11). She was working on historical conservation and restoration research in Ankara, the capital. Read more about her experiences in Turkey.
Dannielle Solomon Figueroa
Dannielle Solomon Figueroa, a Biomedical Engineering PhD student at Drexel University, participated in the NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institute (EAPSI) 2010 in Korea. To document her experience she set up this blog.
Paul Phelps Paul Phelps, a recent graduate from Drexel University College of Medicine, was a Fulbright Scholar in India in 2008-09. He conducted medical research at the Aravind Medical Research Foundation in Madurai. To document his experience he set up this blog.
Aaron Sakulich
Aaron Sakulich, who received his PhD in Materials Engineering from Drexel, was a Fulbright Scholar in Morocco 2007-08. On his personal blog he documents his time in Morocco. Look for entries between September 2007 and July 2008.

Students applying for Fulbright should also make use of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program Applicant Blog. The blog includes tips and advice on applying to Fulbright, student testimonials, announcements about upcoming events and webinars, and links to resources such as podcasts and YouTube videos.

Students interested in DAAD study, research, and internship opportunities in Germany can refer to this blog set up by DAAD undergraduate scholars chronicling their 2009/10 Germany experience.