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2014-15 Europeans in the USA

Southern Hospitality is Contagious: My Dance Experience in Atlanta

It was March 2014 when I received an email that I was selected as a Fulbright-Schuman grantee. It was hard to believe that, knowing that there were many candidates hoping for the same opportunity. Only after buying a direct flight Madrid – Atlanta, I knew that this is for real. My research entitled Integrated dance […]

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End of an Era

This blog post admittedly has a slightly dramatic title. Nevertheless, when I took the plane across the Atlantic after my Fulbright-Schuman experience had come to the end, it certainly felt like that. Now I feel like it is finally time to say goodbye to my grand adventure. When I was only embarking on my Fulbright […]

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2014-15 Europeans in the USA

Just a Glimpse: The Tale of Living not Visiting

While this is my second blog entry, it feels very much like the first. In part, due to the simple enormity of the United States and the richness of my experience here, in part, due to the academic and professional opportunities of which I feel I have not yet grasped enough, and finally, in part […]

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2014-15 Europeans in the USA

The Effects of My Fulbright Schuman Experience

After my experience as a Fulbright-Schuman grantee at American University – Washington College of Law (AU-WCL), I edited a book (in English and Spanish), called “Protección Internacional de Derechos Humanos y Estados Humanos y Estado de Derecho.” Also, I met a colleague and also a Fulbright grantee from Venezuela, prof. Juan Carlos Sainz-Borgo -whose grandfather […]

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2014-15 Europeans in the USA

Family Friendly Fall in Park Slope, Brooklyn

It’s an unsettling feeling, becoming a cliché. Heading out to the US in August, fresh from the application process, both myself and my husband knew all about the mission of Senator Fulbright to ‘increase mutual respect and understanding’ between Americans and people in other countries. Coming back four months later, the difference was, we felt […]

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2013-14 Europeans in the USA

Fulbright Gateway Orientation at the University of Oklahoma

On arrival in the US I flew straight to the Will Rogers World airport in Oklahoma City to attend a four-day Fulbright Gateway Orientation. The orientation took place in the beautiful campus of the University of Oklahoma (OU), in Norman, Oklahoma. The gateway programme was a wonderful initiation into what it means to be a […]

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2013-14 Europeans in the USA

Augmented in California

Three zig zag corners away from the building that houses the Department of Creative Media and Behavioral Health Center, School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California there is a relief in Greek and its translation in Latin which says: Ανθρωπος ψυχήν και σωμα συμμετρος (man is a balance of body and soul). […]

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2013-14 Europeans in the USA

Res Publica Ann Arbor

Arriving in the Midwest in the middle of winter needs a special kind of courage. Leaving Detroit Metropolitan Wayne Airport one experiences the definition of the romantic notion of sublime: man against nature. It’s been a week since Ann Arbor defeated the North Pole’s first place in lowest temperatures. But the sublime exists more than this […]