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About aheather

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  • Application Season
    2017 Fall
  • Program
    Fulbright/MFA in Poetry
  1. Maybe someone already asked this, but ETAs, what made you apply to your specific country? I assume research grants let the research lead the location in part, but if you didn't have that anchoring your application, why'd you chose to try to go live somewhere? I chose Malaysia after my research project for Nepal was not pulling together. My choice was very, very random, but the more I dug into what it'd be like to live there, the more I felt like it fit me. I was initially looking for ETA positions without a language requirement or that required French, and Malaysia fit the bill. Then I looked into KL's growing art scene, the structure of the program, and other things that took me from "well, it's not the grant I wanted to Nepal...." to "this is actually perfect for me and my life's ambition What's your story?
  2. Woah, big day for notifications! Congrats to all who got that blessed P, congrats also to alternates (you still have a shot! and you made it so far!), and best wishes to those who didn't get it this year <333
  3. !!!! I'm writing my thesis for college on the Jewish Museum Berlin and I'm looking at a lot at memorials in Germany and how they represent the Holocaust. A year to study that would be so cool! I hope it's fruitful for you!
  4. Congrats to both of you!!!!!!
  5. I haven't called them, but the sheer force of my will is going to result in Malaysia notifications one day soon
  6. I haven't gotten that one yet!!! Is it actually any good? I was worried it was just gimmicky. I did get a skinfood mask that I adore Haven't tried the belif line, but I'm in the market for a toner and eye cream if theirs are any good!
  7. Oh man, this also. Let's not talk about how much fried food I've ingested. Better than the wait for MFA rejections, though! Someone in the MFA applicants community got a rumor started that eating pizza would yield good juju and result in an acceptance phone call. I ate more pizza in a month than I had for the last 21 years lol. No luck, sadly.
  8. Stiiiiiiiill waiting on Malaysia! What's been your coping mechanism? I've gotten SUPER into Korean skincare products in the past month (??? why? why can't I have normal hobbies???)
  9. I'm out of upvotes to give, but major congrats to all of those who have gotten great news in the past day! Alternates, don't lose hope! People get bumped up all the time!
  10. That's a great perspective on this. Just a little while longer to celebrate what was already a fairly sizable victory
  11. A friend of mine was not interviewed and she's a research semi-finalist there, if that's any help!
  12. Same here exactly! Mid-April is SO FAR AWAY. I'm not optimistic about us hearing this week, but it'd be a miracle and a half if we could hear by the end of next week! My fingers are crossed for us
  13. My FPA and I talked about this a lot (during my days of optimism, before I was rejected from all the grad schools!). She said many programs will let you defer for a fellowship on the tier of Fulbright, and that if you can't defer, take the Fulbright and apply for grad school again in the following year. Her argument was that the grant's prestige opens up many, many, many doors and the amount of growth during a Fulbright will strengthen later applications. I'm applying for an ETA, not even a research, and not looking at anything related to teaching, and still she thinks the Fulbright will push me along in future career and academic endeavors.
  14. ETA in Malaysia!
  15. Thank you!!! Honestly, something before mid-April would be fantastic. I'm sort of unemployed and homeless post-August, so I'd really like to start finding a job and a home if I'm not packing up and moving across the world. I'm sure many of us are in similar boats!