Tuesday, October 9, 2007

U.S. Embassy Newsletter

Excerpts from the Ambassador's latest newsletter (If you look closely, you'll see John and me front and center listening to Ambassador Ashe's welcome.)

Eembassy Events 2007
U.S. Fulbright Scholars Arrive in Poland
20 September 2007

Ambassador Ashe addresses newly arrived Fulbright award recipients Ambassador to Poland Victor Ashe hosted the annual reception to welcome new U.S. Fulbright scholars to Poland on Wednesday Sept 19 at his residence. The group of scholars was in Warsaw for the day attending orientation sessions at the U.S. Embassy and U.S.-Polish Fulbright Commission. Polish Fulbright alumni, particularly those who received awards to go to the United States during the last academic year, also participated, as did representatives of the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education, the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw University, Local and National Government and non-governmental organizations, among others.
"Fulbright is our flagship exchange program in Poland, providing opportunities for 40 Americans to come to Poland and 40 Poles to go to the United States annually," said Ambassador Ashe.
The international educational program sponsored by the United States Government is designed to "increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries..." With this goal, the Fulbright Program has provided approximately 275,000 participants — chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential — with the opportunity to observe each others' political, economic, educational and cultural institutions, to exchange ideas and to embark on joint ventures of importance to the general welfare of the world's inhabitants.
The Fulbright Program provides grants for Graduate Students, Scholars and Professionals, and Teachers and Administrators from the U.S. and other countries.

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