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  1. Fulbright 2017-2018

    Congrats to @jennymerri, @Imke, and @dsbanis! Do you guys know when they typically send location assignments? I feel like people have already given me information about that before, but I can't remember anything off the top of my head.
  2. Fulbright 2017-2018

    Finalist for Germany ETA! I take back what I said about being annoyed with them, lol Thanks for the moral support over these long weeks of waiting, everyone!
  3. Fulbright 2017-2018

    Is Ireland also much later than usual this year? I don't know what Germany's problem is; it hasn't been this late in years. I'm at the point where "eager anticipation" is turning to "deep annoyance."
  4. Fulbright 2017-2018

    Am I wrong to be kind of miffed with them for taking so long to notify? I'm sure they have a reason, but no one is telling us anything. It's been almost six months since the national deadline.
  5. Fulbright 2017-2018

    Ditto for Germany ETA. I want to get on with my life! D=
  6. Fulbright 2017-2018

    This is only my first time applying for Fulbright, but my plan is to apply to grad schools a couple years out of undergrad and I see where you're coming from with the references -- I already have anxiety about my grad school apps a year or two beforehand. I think it's great and shows a lot of character that you've had the perseverance to apply three times, though! I hope you get bumped up to finalist and I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!
  7. Fulbright 2017-2018

    Maybe next Wednesday? Since they seem to be unwilling to notify on days other than Tuesday through Thursday? I'm annoyed because I've wasted my spring break in a state of distraction, worrying about this. It seemed like they were making a greater effort to notify before the end of March, which is good because people's grad school and other grant offers often have early April acceptance deadlines, but it looks like they're reverting to April this year.
  8. Fulbright 2017-2018

    I'm getting to a point of cynicism about it where I feel like if they can notify next week, they will notify next week, especially because they notified for research early in the morning. And it's already 3 p.m. Eastern. I would love it if they'd prove me wrong but I can't get my hopes up.
  9. MFA at UNLV

    A professor recently recommended it to me, actually. Apparently it's an up-and-coming program with respected faculty. They have a strong international focus and require that MFA students study/write abroad for a semester, which could be a plus or a negative depending on your preferences. I like the lit mag they put out (Interim, which you can find online).
  10. Fulbright 2017-2018

    I've started having dreams about it. I can't even escape in sleep.
  11. Fulbright 2017-2018

    Thanks to everyone who talked about their interview/hiring experiences! It's already 3:00 Eastern, so I don't think Germany ETA will notify today, so it's probably time to start sending in applications and resumes. My phone pinged at 6 this morning and it woke me up and I couldn't fall back asleep after that because I was so convinced today would be the day, but I guess not -- better luck tomorrow, hopefully! I feel like that's what I've been saying every day since notifications started, lol.
  12. Fulbright 2017-2018

    I've been putting off applying to full time jobs because I wanted to know about the Fulbright and be sure I could safely accept any offers beforehand (I don't want to burn any bridges with so little work experience), but I'm graduating in May and waiting is starting to seem like a bad move. If Germany doesn't notify today or tomorrow (or if I get bad news today or tomorrow lol) I think I'll just start applying places.
  13. Fulbright 2017-2018

    CONGRATULATIONS!! This is great news! I'm happy for you! Viel SpaƟ in Deutschland!
  14. Fulbright 2017-2018

    Thank you for this post! I think you've made some great points. If condemning the dehumanization of refugees is too controversial for the program, then maybe it's the wrong program. It wasn't even my intention to be political on my application. I think the refugee question is a question of human rights. I have great respect for the German government for treating it as such. And it's also true that it would take little more than a quick glance at my social media pages to see that I'm loudly anti-Trump as well.
  15. Fulbright 2017-2018

    Yeah, I was thinking about changes in the political climate since Trump's election. IIRC I talked about the necessity of intercultural understanding in reference to the far-right hostility towards refugees in Germany (they've committed various acts of arson in and near refugee shelters).