On April 16, Antony Koliha, Fulbright Program Director in Russia, will meet with students and professors of the Linguistic University of Nizhny Novgorod.
The aim of this meeting is to present perspectives and goals of the Fulbright Program and to answer questions on Fulbright grants and contests.
When the Fulbright Program expanded to Russia in 1973, six Soviet scholars and six American scholars laid the groundwork for what has grown to become one of the leading academic cultural exchange programs between Russia and the United States. Now celebrating its 35th anniversary in Russia, the Fulbright Program welcomed over 200 new fellows during the current 2008-2009 academic year. Current fellows include scholars, experts, graduate students, English teachers and international education administrators.
Each spring the Fulbright Program officially announces up-coming contests and visits Russia's universities with presentations, consultations. Almost any university in Russia can apply for a meeting with a Fulbright official representative and organize a presentation for its students.
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