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Get to Know a Grantee - Spring Scholar Mini Interviews

By Maureen Heydt

The Fulbright Czech Republic program welcomed several new US Scholars for the 2017 spring semester. The Scholars are teaching at universities throughout Prague and the Czech Republic. These interviews have been condensed and edited for clarity.

Professor Stanley Thompson Professor Stanley Thompson of Ohio State University is serving this semester as a US Fulbright Scholar to the Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague, Czech Republic. Professor Thompson’s discipline is economics, and in particular agricultural economics, and he is coordinating a wide array of activities at his host institution for his Fulbright stay. Below, he discusses his work this semester, how he thinks it will affect his teaching on return to OSU, and what the Fulbright mission means to him. 

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U.S. Position: Professor, Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics, Ohio State Universit…

Get to Know a Grantee - Raheal Mengisteab

By Maureen Heydt

This interview has been condensed and edited for clarity.

Raheal Mengisteab has been serving this year as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant to Gymnázium Jiřího Wolkera in Prostějov, Czech Republic. A first generation American of Eritrean descent and an alumna of the prestigious Teach for America program, Raheal has devoted herself to her school this year, where she works to actively engage and dialogue with students, colleagues, and community members about the similarities and differences between life in the United States and the Czech Republic. Here, Raheal discusses what her life as an ETA in Prostějov has been like for her these past ten months.

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Hometown: San Diego, CaliforniaCollege, Major/Minor: California State University, Dominguez Hills and San Diego State University, Communications/Marketing, Master’s in Education School in Czech Republic: Gymnázium Jiřího Wolkera…

Jedete do USA? Zařiďte si prohlídku americké vysoké školy!

Jedete přes léto do Spojených států? Pak se vám nabízí možnost navštívit kampusy amerických univerzit. Většina vysokých škol totiž nabízí časté a pravidelné oficiální prohlídky. Víc o tom, co to "campus tour" je, jak je organizovaná a jak ji zařídit, si můžete přečíst v článku našeho letního amerického stážisty Dallase Negaarda, který nejenže mnoho prohlídek škol absolvoval, když si vybíral vysokou, ale sám po své domovské škole Hampden-Sydney College návštěvníky prováděl. 

To most students around the world, the college application process can seem grueling and endless. At least that’s how it felt for me when I went through it. The difficulty of the process is significantly heightened for students who are trying to study abroad. On top of having to take the SAT, ACT, TOEFL, etc, students have to then figure out where it is they would like to apply and possibly attend. However, for international students and especially those in the Czech Republic, the next part of the process…