Fulbright Presentation at Central European University’s Roma Graduate Preparation Program (RGPP)

Written by Fulbright on 03/29/2016. Posted in News

Fulbright Presentation at Central European University's Roma Graduate Preparation Program (RGPP) Fulbright Presentation at Central European University's Roma Graduate Preparation Program (RGPP)

Fulbright Executive Director and CEU School of Public Policy Visiting Professor Károly Jókay was joined by two Fulbrighters, alumna Mária Bogdán (’08 Columbia University) SPP doctoral student, Chair of the Board, Romaversitas Foundation and MA student, 2016-17 grantee Katalin Németh (Penn State and Montana), as well as by Rachel McVey, Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) based at the Jesuit Roma College. Rachel is one of Fulbright Hungary’s two “Rometas,” English Teaching Assistants specializing in Roma college students. Susan Liaw, the other Rometa, is based in Debrecen and works with the Wáli István College, the American Corner as well as the University of Debrecen.

The team briefed about 30 RGPP and Language Acquistion students on Fulbright programs in general in Central/Eastern Europe, then offered specific information for Hungarian students interested in applying for the 2017-18 academic year. Rachel pointed out the resources available in Budapest at the Fulbright EducationUSA Advising Center, a facility that has counterparts in most of the countries represented by RGPP students.

Fulbright has returned to CEU’s RGPP for the third time, and Katalin Nemeth, on her way to Penn State, indicated that she had first heard of the program at one of those briefings.

We encourage many to follow her example.