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Fulbright 2017-2018

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3 hours ago, Mossy.artist said:

I actually jumped the gun and bought my tickets before I knew any details because I found a good deal XD I'm not sure about your host country, but mine is providing $1500 for a round trip. This money will be given to me in the country's currency at some later point (when I'm already there?). An important detail to keep in mind is that you must abide by the Fly America Act which states that if you are using federal funding to purchase plane tickets then, it must be with an American-owned airline. There are exceptions and its different for each country. Luckily for me, my case fell within those exceptions (thank goodness). You can always ask your country's coordinator for the final word on whether you can get away with using a non-American airline. You would end up doing this if there were no American flights to that location or if America had an agreement with the country(ies) you were landing in, etc. 

Don't you love planning for it all!? I'm about to wrap up my last semester of college and it is so hard to concentrate! XP

Thanks for all of this information! I'll definitely be sure to keep the Fly America Act in mind when I'm going about purchasing tickets! I hope they do make an exception, as once I'm in Lima I have to fly a Peruvian owned airline to get to my destination. This is definitely fun to plan, but really stressful - I'm on a contract until June 27 and I leave for Peru on July 7 so I've got a quick turn around!

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Since it looks like most of the acceptances have gone out, I wanted to ask... How does everyone plan on engaging with their host country? I'm especially curious with the UK winners plan on doing

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Although it is not technically Fulbright, does anyone know if decisions have been sent out for Austria USTAs? It seems like in previous years they have been sent out by now, but I am seeing no evidence of this year's decisions on the web (or in my constantly-refreshed inbox).

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For those of you who received acceptances earlier, how long after the initial two emails did it take to get the email from your host country commission with grant details?

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1 minute ago, Nirerin said:

For those of you who received acceptances earlier, how long after the initial two emails did it take to get the email from your host country commission with grant details?

Just sent you an e-mail CONGRATS!!! For me it took two weeks before I got the e-mail from my host country (although ETAs were informed a day after). I think it just depends on your country and program. I am still waiting to hear on the program's term and conditions but I already sent and uploaded everything from the US's end. 

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1 hour ago, sat0ri said:

Since it looks like most of the acceptances have gone out, I wanted to ask... How does everyone plan on engaging with their host country? I'm especially curious with the UK winners plan on doing

Hey! I'm heading to a UK university, and a lot of my planned engagement will be through my university's societies and the like--outside of joining the History society (kind of expected given my program of study) I'm planning to join and be very involved with the Creative Writing society, as UEA's MA Creative Writing program is one of the best in the world! But I'm also hoping to work with various organizations that help people with disabilities and fight for their benefits and legal rights, as my project is centered on the experience of medieval disability. Other than those areas, I'm not entirely sure yet, given I don't know how much time I'll need to reserve for schoolwork, but I'm hoping to say yes to a lot of different opportunities across disciplines!

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46 minutes ago, ibette said:

Just sent you an e-mail CONGRATS!!! For me it took two weeks before I got the e-mail from my host country (although ETAs were informed a day after). I think it just depends on your country and program. I am still waiting to hear on the program's term and conditions but I already sent and uploaded everything from the US's end. 

Thanks! Gah! I don't want to wait another two weeks before finding out all the details hahaha. I'll just get to work on everything else!

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1 hour ago, Nirerin said:

For those of you who received acceptances earlier, how long after the initial two emails did it take to get the email from your host country commission with grant details?

I got mine the next day, but we aren't getting the official grant authorization document until 4-6 weeks after we submit the stuff.

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I'm going to be declining my Fulbright ETA grant to Malaysia so if you're an alternate on here, I hope you get it!

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3 hours ago, RydraWong said:

I'm going to be declining my Fulbright ETA grant to Malaysia so if you're an alternate on here, I hope you get it!

*Crosses fingers* 

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Is anyone else still waiting to hear back? I'm sad that the 2018-2019 application page has become active and I still haven't heard for this upcoming academic year...

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Hi everyone! Does anyone know anything about the visa process? I just got accepted to Thailand but can't find anything about visas. I would like to return to an internship abroad this summer before my grant starts but I need my passport to do so. I had to get a student visa when I studied abroad in Spain and the consulate had my passport for a few weeks, is it similar to that process? Sorry if this has already been discussed and thank you in advance!

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2 hours ago, hj2012 said:

Is anyone else still waiting to hear back? I'm sad that the 2018-2019 application page has become active and I still haven't heard for this upcoming academic year...

Anyone want to make bets on which country will notify last?

I'm currently waiting on Cambodia to release results...though I'd rather bet against myself for own sanity's sake!

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4 hours ago, jakem1023 said:

Anyone want to make bets on which country will notify last?

I'm currently waiting on Cambodia to release results...though I'd rather bet against myself for own sanity's sake!

This seems like the antidote (reverse magic?) that we need! :o 

(though just wait: all the remaining countries will notify all at once...at the end of the month!)

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On 4/10/2017 at 6:28 PM, inkstainedarm said:

Hey! I'm heading to a UK university, and a lot of my planned engagement will be through my university's societies and the like--outside of joining the History society (kind of expected given my program of study) I'm planning to join and be very involved with the Creative Writing society, as UEA's MA Creative Writing program is one of the best in the world! But I'm also hoping to work with various organizations that help people with disabilities and fight for their benefits and legal rights, as my project is centered on the experience of medieval disability. Other than those areas, I'm not entirely sure yet, given I don't know how much time I'll need to reserve for schoolwork, but I'm hoping to say yes to a lot of different opportunities across disciplines!

 

Awesome! I was involved with Best Buddies all four years of university, so disabilities are a major interest of mine :)

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Officially one month since being declared Alternate for Czech ETA. Still clinging to hope!

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On 4/10/2017 at 6:10 PM, Nirerin said:

For those of you who received acceptances earlier, how long after the initial two emails did it take to get the email from your host country commission with grant details?

I received my acceptance 2 weeks ago and immediately turned in my Terms and Medical. I hadn't heard anything about the Grant Authorization document so I contacted someone at IIE and he said I should receive that document (with the grant details) by the end of April or early May.

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On 4/10/2017 at 4:49 PM, m00se said:

Although it is not technically Fulbright, does anyone know if decisions have been sent out for Austria USTAs? It seems like in previous years they have been sent out by now, but I am seeing no evidence of this year's decisions on the web (or in my constantly-refreshed inbox).

Not sure if you got this resolved, but I believe my friend was accepted to this today. Hope that helps!

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Hey guys, I'm new here but I got a Fulbright research to Kenya. Anyone else going to Sub-Saharan Africa?

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10 hours ago, landofsmiles said:

Hi everyone! Does anyone know anything about the visa process? I just got accepted to Thailand but can't find anything about visas. I would like to return to an internship abroad this summer before my grant starts but I need my passport to do so. I had to get a student visa when I studied abroad in Spain and the consulate had my passport for a few weeks, is it similar to that process? Sorry if this has already been discussed and thank you in advance!

Every country is different, so idk how useful it will be unless someone is familiar with Thailand. That being said, I know a couple people who have been abroad the summer before their Fulbright and they can work with, in your case, the Thai embassy in x country. (My friend is doing CLS Chinese and Fulbright Colombia, and she will get her Colombian visa this summer in China.)

Hope that helps! Sorry I don't know I don't know specifics about Thailand.

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Woohoo! Cambodia just announced, got selected for research! So glad the wait is finally over! Hope everyone who is waiting on results/clarification on alternate status hear back soon!!

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12 hours ago, Lab6214 said:

Every country is different, so idk how useful it will be unless someone is familiar with Thailand. That being said, I know a couple people who have been abroad the summer before their Fulbright and they can work with, in your case, the Thai embassy in x country. (My friend is doing CLS Chinese and Fulbright Colombia, and she will get her Colombian visa this summer in China.)

Hope that helps! Sorry I don't know I don't know specifics about Thailand.

Thank you very much! That is useful :)

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2 hours ago, jakem1023 said:

Woohoo! Cambodia just announced, got selected for research! So glad the wait is finally over! Hope everyone who is waiting on results/clarification on alternate status hear back soon!!

congrats dude!!! :) 

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2 hours ago, jakem1023 said:

Woohoo! Cambodia just announced, got selected for research! So glad the wait is finally over! Hope everyone who is waiting on results/clarification on alternate status hear back soon!!

Congrats! Hope Mexico is next...

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3 hours ago, hj2012 said:

Congrats! Hope Mexico is next...

It's about time!!

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