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Introduction to Fulbright: Info Sessions, Videos, Workshops

March 13, 2014

Interested in taking your academic interests abroad? Come learn about the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, which awards funding for one academic year of self-designed study, research, creative projects, or teaching English in one of over 140 countries around the world. Eligible students are US Citizens who will have a bachelor's degree before the start of the grant (Fall 2015), but not yet a PhD.

On this page, you will find the most up-to-date information about events and resources we offer to Drexel students who are applying or thinking about applying for a Fulbright, including:

We look forward to seeing you! As always, don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. The events below are open to Drexel students and alumni only.

Fulbright Videos

Over the past few years, more and more Drexel students have applied and become Fulbright scholars. To learn about the Drexel-Fulbright connection, watch this video:

For country-specific information, make sure to visit the Fulbright US Student Program website. This tutorial is also a great place to start:

If you are a Fulbright applicant, think of the Fulbright Fridays as your home base, a space where you can really focus, get feedback, ask questions and get to know others who are going through a similar journey. Watch this video to get a sense of what it is like for students to work with the Fellowships Office:

Info Sessions

We are offering two kinds of info sessions. The first focuses on the Fulbright Study/Research Grants, and the second on the Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Program. Please RSVP (even last minute) to let us know you are coming to an info session. Visit our website for the most updated information.

Introduction to the Fulbright Study/Research Grants

No more upcoming dates.

In this workshop, we will review the basics of the Fulbright US Student Program and consider a range of projects that students have done with the support of a Fulbright grant. A Drexel Fulbright finalist from prior years will be present to share his/her expertise.

Contact us to access the recorded webinar version. This resource is only for Drexel students and alumni.

Introduction to the Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Program

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If you are interested specifically in teaching English abroad, we also offer introductory info sessions about the Fulbright English Teaching Assistant program. As an ETA, you typically work alongside a teacher in an English classroom planning various activities to improve the students' language abilities and knowledge of the United States. The Fulbright ETA is available in about 70 countries.

For a head start, watch these introductory videos on the Fulbright ETA and come prepared to an info session.

Fulbright Fridays

Beginning in April and continuing through the Fulbright application season, the Fellowships Office will host weekly sessions for students to work on their applications and participate in workshops about elements such as the international affiliation, personal statement and project proposal.

Fulbright Fridays will be held every Friday in Disque 109 (32nd and Chestnut) from noon to 2pm, with special programming typically on the first and third Fridays of each month.

There will be no Fulbright Friday on July 4th.

We will provide pizza and light refreshments, but students are welcome to bring their own lunches. Note that we will always try to make sure that students who attend get what they need.

Fulbright Fridays Special Programming

June 27 - Writing the Statement of Grant Purpose

The Statement of Grant Purpose is where you outline what you plan to do during your Fulbright year and why your project is a good fit with the country you are applying to. This workshop will help you understand what to address, how to get started, and equip you with strategies for revision.

July 18 - Writing the Statement of Grant Purpose

August 1 - Giving & Getting Feedback

August 15 - Writing the Personal Statement

The personal statement is an integral part of the Fulbright application. It is designed to give your reviewers a sense of who you are and how you have developed as an individual. It can be challenging to write, especially when you are faced with the infamous blank page. Come to this hands-on workshop for ideas on how to get started and to learn about revision strategies.

August 29 - Project Presentations

Alternate Workshops

If you cannot attend these workshops at a regular Fulbright Friday, the following alternatives are available.

Finding an International Affiliation

No more upcoming dates.

In this workshop on how to find an international affiliation, you will be introduced to various online and University-resources that can help you connect with potential affiliations and learn strategies for initiating and negotiating that relationship.

Writing the Personal Statement

Thursday, July 24, 3PM (Workshop)
Disque 109 (32nd and Chestnut)

Writing the Statement of Grant Purpose

Wednesday, August 6, 12PM (Workshop)
Disque 109 (32nd and Chestnut)

Recorded webinar versions are available for each of these workshops. Contact us to access them. These resources are only for Drexel students and alumni.