Cyclone88

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speaking of Portuguese...are any of you Brazil ETAs taking Portuguese classes? I'm trying to figure out where I could learn the language here

 

Waiting to find out if I get it or not before I commit to any sort of classes... don't want to get my hopes up!

Same here; I am waiting! (But have played around a bit with a free online language program that offers Portuguese called Duolingo. Portuguese is definitely quite different from Spanish, the second language I am fluent in!). I live in San Diego and am wondering the same thing--where could I take non-virtual classes. Luckily there is a Brazilian cultural center here and I think that language courses are offered through local university extension programs.

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Ya... I'm wondering how many people they asked originally and how many were willing to write the extra statement of interest.... or even willing to go to Brazil! I'm sure many wouldn't want to learn Portuguese or may already have made full-time plans... Needless to say, I'll be crushed if I get alternate AGAIN haha

Good points... Hopefully just the three of us! haha. There wasn't a lot of time to write the second statement so I am sure that not everyone offered the chance took it, although I must say I had never considered Brazil because of the language barrier but I didn't have to think twice about it when I got the offer. :D  And I know exactly what you mean. Fulbright already broke my heart once! I am trying to be realistic and not get my hopes up too high but stay positive! I am pretty sure that mmurphy is a shoe-in in light of that email. I wonder when they will make the announcements (soon, please!) and if they will be all at once or on a case-by-case basis as decisions are made...

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On the plus side while we wait.... I officially have committed with LanguageCorps to teach English in Chile starting July 8! The plan is to be there until late December and then (hopefully) head to Brazil in late February if given the Fulbright. Pretty excited for the upcoming weeks!

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I heard of LanguageCorps and am considering it probably for next year depending on what happens with Fulbright..do you mind telling me about it? Do you have to pay for transportation, etc? Congrats for accepting-always wanted to go to Chile..or really anywhere is South America because I have never been (went to Costa Rica for a 10 day service trip 5 years ago and then studied abroad for a semester in Spain last year).

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I heard of LanguageCorps and am considering it probably for next year depending on what happens with Fulbright..do you mind telling me about it? Do you have to pay for transportation, etc? Congrats for accepting-always wanted to go to Chile..or really anywhere is South America because I have never been (went to Costa Rica for a 10 day service trip 5 years ago and then studied abroad for a semester in Spain last year).

 

They have it all over the world. Basically you pay LanguageCorps for an intensive four-week TESOL certification, and they help network you for employment in the area. In some Asian countries (flagship countries like Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia), you can have guaranteed employment through them, along with insurance, housing, etc. With Chile, I'm doing the certification process with them and then seeking employment. Make sure to pick a country in the right hiring time! Originally I wanted to do Costa Rica, but it was bad hiring time, so they pointed me to better countries based on the time of year and such. www.languagecorps.com 

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On the plus side while we wait.... I officially have committed with LanguageCorps to teach English in Chile starting July 8! The plan is to be there until late December and then (hopefully) head to Brazil in late February if given the Fulbright. Pretty excited for the upcoming weeks!

Congrats! That is super exciting! I checked out the website; it looks like a great program. Something to think about for the in-between time! 

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Well, looks like we will be waiting until next week at least for Brazil...

Just checked my email for the fifth time today too, I guess so :wacko:  I was really hoping today was the day! Was thinking decisions might be made on a Friday (around 6 pm PT, similar to the first round?). Wonder if that means it will be next Friday or even the very last Friday in June!! Noooo! But who knows, as the situation here is totally different? To put it in perspective though, we will hear one way or another within the next two weeks!! That's no time  :)  (when you're not checking emails 5-10x/day).

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Just checked my email for the fifth time today too, I guess so :wacko:  I was really hoping today was the day! Was thinking decisions might be made on a Friday (around 6 pm PT, similar to the first round?). Wonder if that means it will be next Friday or even the very last Friday in June!! Noooo! But who knows, as the situation here is totally different? To put it in perspective though, we will hear one way or another within the next two weeks!! That's no time  :)  (when you're not checking emails 5-10x/day).

 

No kidding! At least we know it will be two weeks or less. I'm wondering if there will be any visa issues if I'm in Chile and accepted?! It sounds like there is an extensive list of things we must do like medical screenings and such before departing... I hope they send stuff sooner rather than later so I can take care of all of that before leaving for Chile (if I'm fortunate enough to get an offer)!

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ughh here we go again. I was all heartbroken when I got rejected last year, but I have a new idea for a great project and realized my project last year was kind of boring. This year, I think my idea is actually pretty innovative... Basically I want to take operas by Jewish composers from the 1930s right before the Third Reich that were repressed or forbidden to be performed and make comprehensive copies of them (readable scores with an introduction and translation, so that people can use them more freely for performances) and also do perhaps one or two performances of these operas. 

 

I am still working on getting a letter of affiliation. Not sure how to start. I had one last year but realizing it was probably no where near detailed enough; all she said was that they'd accept me and support my project. I don't know if you need more than that. Also, I don't think I want to use the same person again. Part of me is embarrassed to reach out because I basically have to admit to everyone I reached out to last time that I was rejected :( 

 

But I'm going to keep trying... sigh. If I get rejected again, I guess it's not meant to be, but I want to try!

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ughh here we go again. I was all heartbroken when I got rejected last year, but I have a new idea for a great project and realized my project last year was kind of boring. This year, I think my idea is actually pretty innovative... Basically I want to take operas by Jewish composers from the 1930s right before the Third Reich that were repressed or forbidden to be performed and make comprehensive copies of them (readable scores with an introduction and translation, so that people can use them more freely for performances) and also do perhaps one or two performances of these operas. 

 

I am still working on getting a letter of affiliation. Not sure how to start. I had one last year but realizing it was probably no where near detailed enough; all she said was that they'd accept me and support my project. I don't know if you need more than that. Also, I don't think I want to use the same person again. Part of me is embarrassed to reach out because I basically have to admit to everyone I reached out to last time that I was rejected :(

 

But I'm going to keep trying... sigh. If I get rejected again, I guess it's not meant to be, but I want to try!

Good for you for trying again! I don't know if I could go through the process again if I get rejected twice this year, but you never know! I'm planning on applying for PhD programs for fall of 2014, and to adjunct jobs as well. The LanguageCorps program that people are talking about sounds like a really cool option in the meantime!

 

You shouldn't be embarrassed at all; just say that you have a new vision for your project that you are even more excited about...I'm sure the same folks would be more than happy to help you and excited about your idea too :) I must say I am glad that I am at the end of the line now and just waiting to find out rather than starting my application. It's an intense process, that's for sure, but I'm sure you'll do great!

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Hi all,

I've been lurking about this forum throughout my Fulbright application process. I'm also waiting on Brazil, so I thought I'd join you in the waiting game haha. Good luck to all who are waiting!

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I'm glad to hear people are still getting their alternative status changed and really hope the Brazil people are learning abut their status. Brazil is absolutely somewhere I'd love to go.

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Hi all,

I've been lurking about this forum throughout my Fulbright application process. I'm also waiting on Brazil, so I thought I'd join you in the waiting game haha. Good luck to all who are waiting!

 

Welcome to the waiting game! Where did you apply for in the first round, Brazil or another country? 

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By the way, if anybody gets bored and wants to read about my experiences in Chile, I'll be blogging at zacharyhaskin.blogspot.com. I have a pre-trip note up already and will blog every week or two with pictures, stories, etc!

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Hi all,

I've been lurking about this forum throughout my Fulbright application process. I'm also waiting on Brazil, so I thought I'd join you in the waiting game haha. Good luck to all who are waiting!

We're all coming out of the woodwork! Welcome, belated visitor like myself! May we all meet on the banks of the Amazon!  :lol:

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I'm glad to hear people are still getting their alternative status changed and really hope the Brazil people are learning abut their status. Brazil is absolutely somewhere I'd love to go.

Thanks! Did you apply/or are you applying this year? 

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I'm going to Brazil!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Congratulations!! Everything finally worked :)  Looks like you'll be having a fabulous journey in South America!!

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I'm going to Brazil!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

YAAAAAY!!!!!!! All of your hard work finally paid off and the agonizing/wondering/waiting is over!! Congrats!!

 

P.S. I've been lurking this board specifically waiting for Brazil people to hear back!! The notifications are heeeeere!! Keep us all posted :-)

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