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(Sept. 26, 2013) -- All UTSA students are invited to participate in an upcoming information presentation on the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, which is sponsored by the Fulbright Program and Education Abroad Services. Fulbright alumni ambassador Zigfried Hampel-Arias will be available to discuss the Fulbright program at 1 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 3 in the University Center Travis Room (2.202) on the UTSA Main Campus.

Hampel-Arias is a Fulbright recipient who conducted research in Argentina on cosmic ray astrophysics with the Pierre Auger Observatory. He is a Ph.D. candidate in physics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is working on the HAWC Gamma-Ray Observatory near Puebla, Mexico.

The U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs sponsors the Fulbright Award. They offer hundreds of grants to students, scholars and teachers who undertake graduate study, research and teaching while abroad.

Several UTSA students have participated in the Fulbright program including:

  • Aaron Carter-Cohn, who received a Fulbright to study music theory in Nigeria with local musicians
  • Bernd Werth, a German student who received a Fulbright to study in the UTSA Management of Technology program
  • Lydia Overbaugh, who received a full research grant to Thailand to conduct primate research
  • Carla Benson, who received a grant to go to Turkey as an English teaching assistant
  • Tiffiany Hargis, who received a grant to go to Taiwan as an English teaching assistant
  • Frauke Steinmeier, who received a grant to go to Luxembourg as an English teaching assistant

>> Learn more at the Fulbright Program website. If you can’t attend the information session, learn more about workshops and information sessions at the Fulbright website.

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The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. With this goal as a starting point, the Fulbright Program has provided nearly 300,000 participants -- chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential -- with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.

 

 

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For four consecutive years, UTSA has received an A-rating from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni for the caliber of its core curriculum. According to ACTA, UTSA requires its students to take six of the seven courses deemed "crucial" to a well-rounded education: composition, literature, U.S. government or history, economics, mathematics and science. Only a handful of other institutions in the U.S. are giving students these tools, which are needed to succeed in careers and the community.

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