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WouldLoveYourHelp

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Hi GradCafe Fulbrighters and Hopefuls,

I'm an employee at one of the European commissions looking to update and improve our program website (surprise! we are aware of GradCafe). As the community here seems intimately familiar with the Fulbright application and waiting process, I wanted to post here in hopes that you might be willing to share some of your impressions of the country commission websites you visited when applying or considering applying for a Fulbright (no need to actually name the country you applied to). What information did you find most useful? What information was (painfully? annoyingly?) lacking about the country, grant, or application process? What improvements do you feel some of these commission websites could use?

Much of the best information for applying for a Fulbright grant is on the main Fulbright website(s). At our country commission site, however, we want to provide as much information as possible to make sure there are no lingering questions or uncertainties as you tackle the application process. Anything you can offer is sincerely appreciated!

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Hi there,

I'm currently a Fulbrighter in Germany. I can't quite remember the process ... it was a long process. But I do remember going to the IIE website for my specific country, Germany, many times.

Now in Germany, I am using the German Fulbright Commission's website more b/c documents and letters to the grantees are posted there, which I think is quite convenient. I think that the IIE country pages are helpful for the application process, while the country pages would be good for once the applicants are accepted. There it might be easier to post documents/information.

Also, I can't remember if there is a link to every country's Fulbright commission on the IIE country pages. That would be helpful!

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Also, I can't remember if there is a link to every country's Fulbright commission on the IIE country pages. That would be helpful!

Hello! I'm a current recommended Fulbright applicant and I'd just like to add that my intended host country does not have a Fulbright Commission and features practically no information about the program on their embassy webpage, so I relied entirely on the IIE pages. The main Fulbright page certainly provides applicants with numerous practical resources, but I would have loved to see what current grantees are up to, what sorts of cultural events and exchanges are taking place between the two countries, and information on what to expect upon arrival.

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