jenrd

Fulbright 2017-2018

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Not selected for research to Israel 😩 I'm obviously super disappointed, but luckily I have a backup plan that I'm also thrilled with (fully funded PhD program at UNC).

Thanks to everyone in this forum for being such a fabulous emotional support system! I'll still be rooting for each and every one of you!!

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1 hour ago, cruxclaire said:

Thanks, I hope you get the research grant as well! :)

I have two friends who have done the ETA in Germany and both seem to have had a positive experience. I'm telling myself not to get my hopes up, but the way it feels waiting for notification has made me realize how much I want it.

I was an ETA in Mainz, Germany and had a wonderful time! Best of luck to you, I hope you get it! Now I'm in it for research and hoping my luck hasn't run out with Fulbright just yet ;)

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1 hour ago, Horb said:

I hope the luck of the Irish helps everyone today! Because I forgot what day it was...

Hope you remembered to wear green, @Horb! Otherwise you might get pinched ;)

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Darn, I was really hoping Bulgaria ETA decisions would go out this afternoon since the research notifications went out this morning. Hopefully we don't have to wait until next Friday or longer.

@edon16 @Jess2323 - Are you guys feeling a little stir crazy too?

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3 minutes ago, Horb said:

Did all finalists get two emails?

For my Spain ETA, I initially got two emails, then got a third the next day from the commission. 

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4 hours ago, maelia8 said:

I was an ETA in Mainz, Germany and had a wonderful time! Best of luck to you, I hope you get it! Now I'm in it for research and hoping my luck hasn't run out with Fulbright just yet ;)

Thanks! I went to Mainz for a day trip when I did a short high school exchange with a Gymnasium in Wiesbaden. I remember it having a cool Romanesque cathedral and a printing museum. Did you like living there? It seems like it could be a nice alternative to a place like Frankfurt if you like cities but not huge cities. 

@Horb I'll hope for Tuesday now!

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1 hour ago, thepictureisstill said:

So surprised Ireland didn't announce today. 

I'm starting to suspect the Dutch were waiting to get through their elections before firming everything up too, haha....

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2 hours ago, catsbloom said:

Darn, I was really hoping Bulgaria ETA decisions would go out this afternoon since the research notifications went out this morning. Hopefully we don't have to wait until next Friday or longer.

@edon16 @Jess2323 - Are you guys feeling a little stir crazy too?

Completely. I had a final today and could not focus at all because I thought we would be notified 😩 The struggle is real.

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On ‎3‎/‎10‎/‎2017 at 2:26 AM, inkstainedarm said:

Wait--were you asked a question on US politics? That's so interesting, because I definitely was not asked that, and yet their interview FAQ say that interviewees are all asked the same questions! My questions were more about what I would bring to the UK, where I would travel in the UK, leadership experience/style, and why the Fulbright was important to me.

It was a general question on US politics. "How would you describe a current topic in US politics to a local?" I also got the elevator question. Something along the lines of "How would you respond if I asked you what your plans were in the UK while conversing in an elevator?" I also was asked a more practical, what is my plan B if I didn't get the award. I thought that was interesting.

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