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2022 Europeans in the USA

My Fulbright experience at the James Madison University

Andreea Nastase was a Romanian 2022-2023 Fulbright Schuman Research Scholar in Political Science at James Madison University. Dr. Nastase is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Maastricht University, where she teaches various subjects in European Union politics and governance in BA and MA programmes. In her research, Andreea explores public ethics, integrity and democratic legitimacy in EU governance, while her most current work focuses on EU lobbying and lobbyists.

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EU-US Young Leaders Seminar

EU-US Young Leaders Seminar on the Security Implications of Climate Change

From 20 to 23 March 2024, the Fulbright Commission in Brussels facilitated the participation of 25 current American Fulbrighters and 25 European alumni of EU-funded exchange programs in the 2024 EU-US Young Leaders Seminar on the Security Implications of Climate Change. The event marked the seventh iteration of the EU-US Young Leaders Seminar, which was […]

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EU-NATO Seminar

EU-NATO Seminar 2024

In February 2024, the Fulbright Commission in Brussels welcomed American Fulbright grantees to Belgium and Luxembourg for the forty-first annual Fulbright Seminar to the European Union and NATO. Participants included U.S. Fulbright grantees based in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, […]

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2022 Americans in the EU

Métro, boulot, dodo

It was the type of Parisian street that I loved, wide enough for a car, but really intended for pedestrians.  Under the streetlights, the stunning Hausmannian facades seemed to lean gently over the sidewalk.  Tonight, though, my eyes were fixed not up at the buildings, but down at the pavement – or what I could […]

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2022 Europeans in the USA

Fulbright Schuman fuels academic development!

Imagine a world powered by a fuel of the future, hydrogen. Picture hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric vehicles smoothly sailing the streets alongside electric vehicles as integral pieces of a zero-emission transportation system. If this vision seems far-fetched, then California might surprise you. As a Polish Ph.D. candidate, I never dreamed of witnessing this transformative shift first-hand until the Fulbright Schuman Program turned my dreams into reality.

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2022 Americans in the EU

Biking Through Life in the Netherlands

Like most foreigners landing in the Netherlands, a not insubstantial part of my life for the past nine months has revolved around biking. While I once thought biking was a relatively simple activity, I’ve now come to realize its different forms. There’s fun biking, and there’s stress biking. There’s dry biking, and there’s wet biking […]

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EU-US Young Leaders Seminar

EU-US Young Leaders Seminar on Active Civic Participation

From 3 to 5 April 2023, the Fulbright Commission in Brussels facilitated the participation of 25 current American Fulbrighters and 25 European alumni of EU-funded exchange programs in the 2023 EU-US Young Leaders Seminar on Active Civic Participation. The event marked the sixth iteration of the EU-US Young Leaders Seminar, which was first held in […]

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2022 Americans in the EU

Researching the Impact of Climate Change in Toulouse

As the recipient of a Fulbright Schuman European Affairs Program Fellowship, Prof. Sandy Dall’erba has spent the 2022-2023 academic year conducting research in Economics at the University of Zaragoza, Spain, and the University of Toulouse, France. His work focuses on the global food supply chain, the amount of water it consumes and the impact of […]

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2022 Europeans in the USA

A post-pandemic Fulbright Schuman experience

My long-awaited Fulbright experience started on a tropical day at the end of August and finished with an exceptional winter storm right before Christmas. Unlike the temperature, my enthusiasm for living and studying in New England did constantly increase during those four months.

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2022 Americans in the EU

The language of communication and cooperation

Long ago, learning a second (and third) language as a teenager sparked my interest in international travel, which – after experiencing that travel – inspired me to study International Relations. This eventually led to my academic career and to the Fulbright-Schuman European Union Affairs award, so it seems apropos to return to these roots here. […]