Having received the Marshall Scholarship while attending Bucknell University, biological sciences professor Sarah Bush understands what goes into earning a fellowship. That’s why when she was asked to be part of a panel to help applicants prepare to interview for fellowships like the Marshall Scholarship, it was an easy decision.
Throughout 2015, the U.S. Department of State will celebrate 75 years of international exchange programs. The U.S. Department of State administers exchange programs for more than 50,000 participants each year. Shortly after World War I, the United States realized that fostering mutual understanding among different cultures could have a greater impact than weapons. This insight led to the U.S. Department of State forming a Division of Cultural Relations, and the first exchange program visitor arrived in the United States from Ecuador in 1940.
Imagine arriving in a foreign country with one piece of luggage, severe jet lag and no idea how to get to your destination. That was the reality for Andrew Allee, a biochemistry major at MU, when he arrived in Berlin for the RISE internship through the German Academic Exchange Service last summer.
Jessica Anania is not your average college student. A triple major, studying international reporting, political science and psychology, Anania is also a world traveler, social justice advocate and research assistant.
Immigration is part of Fares Akremi’s family history. His father immigrated to the United States from Tunisia at age 28 and his mother’s aunt was granted asylum as a German Jew in the early 1930s. Akremi’s uncle hasn’t been heard from since 1988, when he attempted to leave North Africa.
March 31, 2015
The 2016-2017 Fulbright U.S. Student Program applications open March 31. The oldest federally funded cultural exchange program, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides recent graduates and young professionals funding to pursue study, research, and English teaching opportunities abroad.
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Memorial Union South 304
MU Excels is an annual reception honoring students who have applied for competitive fellowships and the students' mentors. If you have applied for a fellowship this year, please plan to attend this celebratory event. The Fellowships Office will send official invitations in late February.