USTU Fulbrighter at Moscow Seminar
Last week, 25-27 January 2017, the Fulbright Program held its annual Mid-Year Enrichment Seminar in Moscow for participants program in Russia. All current Fulbright Scholars, including English teaching assistants, research grantees, and visiting scholars, were in attendance. For the majority of participants the end of January marks the midway point in theirs grants, and thus the seminar is an opportunity for Fulbrighters to share their experiences and brainstorm ways to improve their work in the common months. 11 Fulbrighters gave presentations on various topics ranging from their research to coping with the daily struggles associated with living in a foreign country. USTU's current Fulbright English Teaching assistant, Sarah (Scout) Mills, gave a presentation on Ukhta, the university, and her experience working with international students in the preparatory department.
The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The program is active in more than 160 countries and grants are available to Russian citizens.