Cyclone88

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haha welll, it really depends on the area, I usually do events like that on a volunteer basis, when events like that do offer to pay me I'm very flexible, my average hourly rate at like a gym is $25/hour so I'll tell them that but say that it's negotiable...where are you? I may have Zumba connections

near you that I could figure out the going rate, or just be open with them, maybe figure out what your budget is and ask them what they typically charge, because every instructor is different too, some instructors here

charge $35 or $40 an hour, but this is just a side gig for me so I tend to work for cheaper...but if what they want is way out of your budget just be honest with them and ask if maybe they could recommend someone else

who would be more in your price range? Zumba instructors tend to be reallllllly approachable and super easy to just be honest and work stuff out with :) Good luck!

Thanks so much! I'm in Denver. We had a Zumba teacher and he charged

us $20/hr, but then informed us he's raising his rates to $40/hour. I didn't know if we were just getting him really cheap to start and now he's charging the going rate - or if this is ridiculously expensive and we need to find somebody else... Thoughts? Our price range is $20/25 per hour (we're a county safety net hospital and by definition - poor, lol). Any connections you might have are welcome and MUCH appreciated!! Our patients LOVE this - and we do too, since it's a great way to introduce movement into their lives. Many of them are older, disabled, have weight challenges, or all of the above. Any insight you might have is amazing! Thanks

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Snuffleupagus, I would email James Miller, the head of MACECE (j.miller@macece.ma).  He's always the one I contact and he usually gets back to me.  Alternately, try Jermaine Jones (jjones@iie.org) at IIE.  Hope you hear something! 

 

Thanks so much, I've tried Jermaine but will try James Miller :)

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Just got bumped from alternate to accepted for an ETA in Taiwan!!!! I am beyond excited!  Pending medical clearance, I will be in Taiwan August 1st!

 

Congrats! Nice to see another East Asia/Pacific alternate get promoted. 

 

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Just wondering: Have other Fulbrighters sent in their medical clearances and gotten them approved? How long did it take?

 

I have next to no reason to be worried about not being approved, but the uncertainty still perturbs me. I don't like the idea of buying airplane tickets before I get the stipend or final approval!

 

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Well, as Alternate for Switzerland, I think I will go ahead and plan out my next adventure. Millennial Trains Project here I come!

URggh!!! Hang in there,  you could still get bumped up! I'm really sorry, though. I can only imagine how frustrating that must be!! :angry:

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Thanks so much! I'm in Denver. We had a Zumba teacher and he charged

us $20/hr, but then informed us he's raising his rates to $40/hour. I didn't know if we were just getting him really cheap to start and now he's charging the going rate - or if this is ridiculously expensive and we need to find somebody else... Thoughts? Our price range is $20/25 per hour (we're a county safety net hospital and by definition - poor, lol). Any connections you might have are welcome and MUCH appreciated!! Our patients LOVE this - and we do too, since it's a great way to introduce movement into their lives. Many of them are older, disabled, have weight challenges, or all of the above. Any insight you might have is amazing! Thanks

so I don't have any zumba connections in Denver but I posted to our Louisiana Zumba instructor page to see if anyone else does, but just in general, I'd say you could find someone else, maybe a newer instructor or just someone more into the charity aspect of it who is willing to do it for cheaper or free...I personally feel like this guy sounds like a douche if he wants to charge you that much for an awareness event...

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everybody come check the board a couple of times in June to see what happens with the alternates and those waiting on Brazil! Don't leave until then ;)

You betcha! I am praying for your acceptance to Brazil. I hope it all goes well. Thanks for the add on Twitter! 

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everybody come check the board a couple of times in June to see what happens with the alternates and those waiting on Brazil! Don't leave until then ;)

 

I'll be around :)

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You betcha! I am praying for your acceptance to Brazil. I hope it all goes well. Thanks for the add on Twitter! 

 

Thanks and my pleasure! Slowly but surely learning some Estonian words as a result :) 

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Hi guys, I've been lurking on this board since October but hadn't bothered joining. Anyways, just wanted to say that yesterday I was promoted from alternate to accepted for Fulbright ETA in South Korea! Keep your spirits up, it can still happen!

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Hi guys, I've been lurking on this board since October but hadn't bothered joining. Anyways, just wanted to say that yesterday I was promoted from alternate to accepted for Fulbright ETA in South Korea! Keep your spirits up, it can still happen!

 

Congrats!!

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Hope there are still some posters around to answer this question!! I want to apply for a Fulbright ETA next year. I have mild OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) and am currently on a  medication

(antidepressant) and it is well managed. I have studied and traveled extensively abroad without a problem. Do I have to notify Fulbright of this condition? 

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Hi guys, I've been lurking on this board since October but hadn't bothered joining. Anyways, just wanted to say that yesterday I was promoted from alternate to accepted for Fulbright ETA in South Korea! Keep your spirits up, it can still happen!

This is great! Congratulations! Have a wonderful time!

 

Hope there are still some posters around to answer this question!! I want to apply for a Fulbright ETA next year. I have mild OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) and am currently on a  medication

(antidepressant) and it is well managed. I have studied and traveled extensively abroad without a problem. Do I have to notify Fulbright of this condition? 

I am not sure really. I wouldn't let that stop you. I want to say I have heard some countries do require a health form. So, it may depend on your country of interest.

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Hope there are still some posters around to answer this question!! I want to apply for a Fulbright ETA next year. I have mild OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) and am currently on a  medication

(antidepressant) and it is well managed. I have studied and traveled extensively abroad without a problem. Do I have to notify Fulbright of this condition? 

 

Definitely for Germany, and I think for a lot of countries, like CrystalDee mentioned, there is a health form (not required until after you are accepted, so no need to notify them beforehand if that's what you mean).  It requires a pretty comprehensive medical history, and I think medications and the like as well (I don't really take meds for anything so I can't remember exactly but I'm pretty sure that was on there). 

 

But basically you sit down with your doctor and go through all of the questions and then they say whether or not they think you're "fit" for whatever you would be doing.  So if you say it is well managed I wouldn't worry about it too much.  I think in your case the only reasons why it would be an issue would be if you were planning to apply to someplace where you might not have access to your meds if you needed them (though I think most people are planning to bring a lot of refills with them), or if your program would place you under conditions that might exacerbate your OCD. 

 

I can't say what exactly are grounds for them to deny you the grant, but I doubt a well-managed mild disorder would qualify.  Good luck!!!

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Hope there are still some posters around to answer this question!! I want to apply for a Fulbright ETA next year. I have mild OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) and am currently on a  medication

(antidepressant) and it is well managed. I have studied and traveled extensively abroad without a problem. Do I have to notify Fulbright of this condition? 

 

I would suggest calling the Fulbright US Student offices anonymously, that way you can get the straight answer without it affecting your application.

 

edit: my personal opinion is that it will not affect your application.

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I just got promoted! I'm going to Switzerland! 

Yea!!! I am so happy for you! That is really, really wonderful!

 

Well, I have news. I found out today that I wasn't chosen because I am too old. They like younger applicants. My research topic was valid and timely, but they like young folks. So, my application was good enough, I just wasn't. I guess I have a thesis topic for my masters now.

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