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  1. Fulbright 2017-2018

    Way late to the Poland news because I just got back from camping... but I got Poland too!! Congrats to you! (And to others-- I have to go back and read old posts now too.)
  2. Fulbright 2017-2018

    A couple nights ago I dreamed I got an email from Fulbright with a big thumbs down in the subject line, so... xD But during the waking hours I keep busy enough with grad school and teaching. I had an interview for a summer teaching job today, and am working on an internship application for the summer, too. Enough to keep my conscious mind from obsessing!
  3. Fulbright 2017-2018

    Ooh, 4 hours of sleep sounds rough-- but it probably made your mind remember it as worse than it really was! I think it was really clear to the interviewers that I was nervous too (I rambled some and definitely didn't feel like I nailed my answers), and I bet they see that all the time. And they still have our proposals and other materials-- I don't think any interview could TOTALLY negate all that, you know? At least that's what I'm hoping.
  4. Fulbright 2017-2018

    It went okay! Not perfect because nerves always get me, but I didn't totally blank or anything. How was yours?
  5. Fulbright 2017-2018

    I think it went okay! I did get some Polish questions, but nothing super academic that I couldn't answer. How did yours go? Now it's just waiting (and busying myself panicking about the chaos that is America right now -.-)
  6. Fulbright 2017-2018

    That's really encouraging, thanks! Mine's at 11 tomorrow. Good luck!
  7. Fulbright 2017-2018

    @Mossy.artist and @AnnMarie, either of you have your interview yet? Mine is tomorrow and though it looks like most of the interview should be in English, I'm still nervous they're going to throw some super academic Polish questions at me.
  8. Fulbright 2017-2018

    Hi everyone! I'm also a semi finalist for Poland, and thought I'd share some insight I got from my program advisor: he said that part of the reason for interviews is to suss out language ability, and that since I'm a heritage speaker, it's likely that most, if not all, of the interview will be in Polish. But it also depends on the country-- apparently last year our research applicants to Russia and Mexico had their whole interviews in Russian or Spanish, but applicants to Columbia had most of theirs in English, for example. Anyway, it's something to potentially prepare for. (I, for one, am super nervous about this possibility because my speaking isn't very good at all, eek.)