Nesta era de choques civilizacionais, torna-se cada vez mais necessário mobilizar a sociedade civil, de forma a dinamizarem-se iniciativas cívicas que respondam perante problemáticas de direitos humanos. Foi com este…

Master’s student 2016/2017 Ninety-three Fulbright students representing 50 different countries came together in Washington DC in the first week of April of 2017 highly motivated to meet new…

“For the past thirty-six years, the Fulbright Commission in Brussels has invited American Fulbright grantees to countries all over Europe to the Fulbright Seminar on the European Union and NATO.

EU-NATO Fulbright Seminar Report and Analysis of EU Policy The seminar began at the US Embassy in Luxembourg where we learned about the organizational structure of the EU and were…

Dizem que o mais difícil é começar. Não há como fugir a isso! O início era dar o primeiro passo para preencher a candidatura para aquela que me parecia uma…

Quando me candidatei para o curso de verão de Administração Ambiental, não fazia qualquer ideia daquilo que me esperava nas 5 semanas que viria a passar no Kansas. Seduzida pelos…

“The students in the Faculdade de Direito at Universidade Nova de Lisboa where I did my Fulbright teaching were bright, had good English, and were unfailingly polite and solicitous for…

Are you thinking of becoming a Fulbrighter in Portugal and wondering what this experience can bring to your academic and personal growth? Or are you just curious of what this…

The program of the seminar was extremely well designed and I have enjoyed every part of it. I had the chance to meet other Fulbrighters that one way or another…

And this is why at the Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy at Teachers College Columbia University we are conducting research with elementary…

Depression affects 350 million people around the world. The disease can burden communities and increase risk of suicide. Worse, depression carries a stigma. Friends and family of the patient bemoan…

Portuguese Fulbright Scholar, academic year 2014/2015. Imagine walking your children to school through a path of lush exotic trees, with lizards of all kinds and sizes jumping around your feet,…

«Patti Smith, Paul Auster ou Woody Allen. Todos eles são famosos pela sua paixão em relação à cidade de Nova Iorque. Quando soube da possibilidade de poder frequentar o Institute…

Fulbright-Schuman Experience at University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)   «Let me start by saying that Austin is considered the world capital of Live Music… So, there is no…

Fulbright Student, academic year 2012/2013 The goal of obtaining a Fulbright scholarship had been in my sight for some years, since I first saw a presentation of the Fulbright Commission…

Fulbright Scholar, academic year 2015/2016 My three months stay in the USA was an amazing experience, professionally and personally. I met fantastic people, I saw extraordinary research programs running for…

Master student, New York University, academic year 2014/2015 This journey to the other side of the Atlantic was a substantial revolution in my life. The time that I spent in…

MFA Student, San Francisco Art Institute, Academic Year 2012/2013 My Fulbright Experience was an unforgettable life experience. Two years of a very rich exchange where I found volunteer and community…

Research Student, University of Maryland, Academic Year 2014/2015 Someone asked me: Why in the world did you choose Baltimore as the place of your Fulbright Research? After one year, I…

Portuguese Fulbright Scholar, academic year 2013/2014. Taking my family along on travels for a full year during my Fulbright-funded research visit has been a…

«Perto do velho edifício onde milhares olham o velho Lincoln, há um sítio com papel e caneta. “Que a tua mensagem seja sentida” é a única regra. Escreveu Saudade e…

«Sentada na relva sintética, bem no centro do Estádio dos Hoyas, na Universidade Georgetown, penso em como tudo começou…             No dia 3 de Julho partia para a maior aventura da…

“A Fulbright proporcionou-me uma oportunidade única de fazer um ano sabático na Universidade de Chicago, o que se revelou absolutamente fundamental para o meu desenvolvimento profissional e académico. Estando eu…

A bolsa de investigação Fulbright foi uma oportunidade magnífica para realizar trabalho de investigação bem como para desenvolver as minhas competências pessoais e sociais. O ensejo de realizar trabalho de…

Looking at the planet from remote Montana In September 2012 I started my Fulbright visiting researcher program at the Numerical Terradynamic Simulation Group (NTSG), University of Montana, which lasted until…

Leah Karels is a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant at the University of Lisbon during AY 2012/2013 and she recorded a testimony of her experience as a Fulbrighter in Portugal. Check…

Tudo começou há uns meses atrás quando, relendo alguns dos triviais e-mails na minha caixa de correio, me deparei com um particularmente interessante que me informava acerca de um curso…

O dia 1 de Julho de 2013 estará para sempre marcado na minha memória como o início de uma grande aventura e de uma nova fase da minha vida.

Foi no último dia do ano de 2012 que chegou por telefone a confirmação de um desejo acalentado nas últimas semanas: após a candidatura escrita, a entrevista oral, a seleção…

O testemunho está disponível para visualização em formato PDF em baixo. O seguinte link remete para um vídeo online: https://vimeo.com/101112818…

«30 de Junho de 2014 foi quando começou a maior aventura e a mais inesquecível experiência que tive até agora. Um dia fatigante e cansativo entre aviões, aeroportos e autocarros…

«Perseverança. Foi o ser perseverante que me permitiu experienciar o que agora relato: uma experiência que me ensinou que, afinal, os meus conceitos de persistência e de tenacidade estavam muito…

O Homem é o ser das questões. A sua interminável busca em descobrir quem é tornou-se um dos seus grandes elementos caraterizadores. Os caminhos tortuosos da verdade remetem-no a inúmeras…

From October, 10 to the 3rd of November I had the most rewarding experience participating in the Educational Seminars. In Washington, DC, we had the chance to attend very interesting…

“-STOP! Don’t drink that water!” We said to a child in Kashongi getting ready to drink brown water…water that none of us would even dare to think of touching…”You can…

As a Fulbright ETA, this past year has been a tremendous growing experience for me. The University of Madeira assigned me three different courses each semester and I gained…

Sarah Detzer tells us a bit about her work at the Museu Nacional do Azulejo: ” As part of my Fulbright project to study the history and culture of Portuguese…

“Recently, I went to the Fulbright’s Seminar in New York. The main goal of these Seminars is to make us aware of social issues like liberty, civil rights, poverty, etc.

“”So how was Portugal?” That was the question posed by friends, family, and colleagues when I returned to Colorado State University after spending 3 months at the University of Evora…

“A little more than a year has passed since my arrival from the USA. Looking back, I can say it was a tough but also an exciting and very enriching…

“Essential Linkages The 25 April and Vasco da Gama bridges play an important role in both Lisbon and Portugal. They are also a metaphor for my experiences as a Fulbright…

“In 1997, I began developing a Ph.D. dissertation project that focuses on the 1917 apparition phenomenon at Fátima as a means for explicating some of the complex sociocultural dynamics that…

“One of the things that I found most intriguing during my first few months in the US was the usage of the expression “community”. People did not say “our city”…

“Hailing from a humble background, I am grateful for the privilege of joining the ranks of Fulbright scholars around the world. I look back at the time I spent at…

André Alves, Bolseiro Fulbright / Fundação Carmona e Costa, que se encontra na University of Cincinatti a realizar  o Mestrado em Belas Artes, deixa-nos o testemunho da sua experiência enquanto…

“Sitting in the plane to Lisbon last October, I remember being gripped by a sudden and disturbing realization: maybe I should not be a Fulbright grantee, after all. In truth,…

My participation in the Educational Seminars, from the 10th October to the 3rd November 2012 in the USA, was the best experience of my life. I had the privilege to…

“The Very Best Part of Conducting Biomedical Engineering Research in Portugal” by Kara Spiller   “As a Fulbrighter to Portugal, I conducted biomedical engineering research in the 3B’s (Biomaterials, Biodegradables…

How should I describe my Fulbright experience? Well… introductions first! My name is José Pedro Faria and I am from Vizela, Portugal and I am currently a PhD student at…

Descrever as cinco semanas que passei nos EUA é uma tarefa incrivelmente difícil de expressar por palavras. Esta dificuldade provém do facto de as cinco semanas passadas no EUA terem…

“Interessante como nos Estados Unidos a universidade não é só um sítio onde se adquire formação académica, mas também um espaço e uma altura da nossa vida para pensarmos verdadeiramente…

“Cinco semanas, cinco estrelasFinda uma longa viagem, eis que considero este percurso uma grande vantagem não só em termos académicos, como também pessoais. Por outras palavras, considero que todo o…

“Antes de partir de viagem, recebi um manual com algumas instruções.     Este continha a seguinte frase: O Arizona não é só cactos! Efectivamente, e olhando para trás, pouco sabia sobre…

“Ainda me lembro, há uns meses atrás, quando lia e relia as experiências vividas por outros participantes. Revia-me nelas e ansiava por poder vivê-las e partilhá-las. Estudar numa Universidade Americana…

“I arrived in Lisbon, Portugal in September 2010 with the objective of carrying out research on 20th century Angolan history. Yet along the way, my past eight months have also…

“I was a grantee of the Fulbright Program between 1995 and 1998, having done my PhD in American History at the Wisconsin University, Madison. My experience with Fulbright and the…

“Almost thirty years ago, a North-American Neurology master, Melvin Yahr, simply told me – ‘Come with me to New York’; I did not hesitate and, like an apostle, I left…

“I was a financial analyst three years out of College with a penchant for economics, European Integration and Fado. My wish was to run away and indulge in a fantasy…

“The Perfect Match Was it the perfectly made espresso in the little privately run coffee shop on the corner? Was it my pick-up soccer games Sunday morning in front of…

“Tenho Saudades de Portugal! I arrived in Lisbon in the fall of 2007 with a research question: how is a major new European directive, the Water Framework Directive, being implemented…

“Here is an article in the form of a couple recollections from last year in Lisbon: At the top of the uphill-grid that is Bairro Alto, installed on the second…

“I have spent the last three months of 2008 in the United States through a Fulbright Scholarship that allowed me to be in a professional and academic environment. Last August…

“With the sponsorship of the Fulbright Commission Portugal I was able to return to Mississippi for the summer of 2008, after two previous conference visits. My stay at the Center…

“A significant part of my Fulbright experience has been characterized by the fact of being specifically in Cambridge, Massachusetts. At the beginning, on my arrival, the dynamism of the area…

“In 1993, I became the first of five Fulbright professors to be brought into the dance program at the Universidade Tecnica de Lisboa. I was there for three months from…

“Flying into Porto in September, the skies were gray, a portent of the damp days to come. Neither the smoky Sá Carneiro airport, nor my lost bag and endless negotiations…

Rita Marques – (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)Universidade de Drexel, Filadélfia, Pensilvânia“Uma hora após o embarque no voo para Philadelphia, enquanto folheava a revista da companhia aérea que escolhera para assunto…

Ana Isabel Ferreira – (Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Porto)Universidade de Bentley, Bentley, Massachusetts“Ao longo das cinco semanas mais curtas do meu ano, sofri uma extraordinária injecção de diversidade, aprendizagem e amizade…

U.S.S. Ethan Allen, in early May 1969, and it came to Lisbon.  This was an extraordinary event – one that few people ever heard of, and fewer still remember.  I…

“Last March I had the opportunity to participate in the Fulbright Enrichment Seminar in Providence, Rhode Island. Like the other eight seminars offered to Fulbright scholars around the US -and…

“It was with great expectations that I’ve arrived in the US as Fulbright scholar, to spend three months as a post-doctoral fellow in one of the most prestigious US Public…

“I was asked to write a short report to discuss the ways in which accepting a Fulbright grant has contributed to greater personal growth, which I am doing with pleasure.

“The Fulbright award I received to study in the US between 2004/2005 open the door for me into a world I only could dream of. It allowed me to start…

“This March I had the chance to attend the Fulbright Enrichment Seminar in Chicago, Illinois. During these four days more than 140 Fulbrighters representing 57 countries came together to discuss…

“In 1999 I was awarded a Fulbright grant that allowed me to spend a six-month sabbatical leave at the University of California, Berkeley, as a Visiting Scholar. This was…

“I am currently a doctoral candidate at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island and had the good fortune to spend my first year…

“A geologist and geographer by training, I teach environmental science and planning, hydrology, and river restoration at UC Berkeley. I first came to Portugal in 1995 to speak at…

“I just finished my third Senior Fulbright Specialist assignment, supporting European Union development of cross-cultural understanding for students and faculty, through development of dance curricula in universities. Funding in the…

“Ever since I started my graduate studies, I have heard my colleagues speaking about the beauties of Boulder (Colorado, USA). Indeed, many Europeans working in my field of research visit…

My interest in this program was stimulated both by the relevance of the topic to my own research and the opportunity to engage…

“I was given the extraordinary opportunity as a Fulbright grantee to spend three months as a visitor scholar at Columbia University in the city of New York. I worked intensely…

“My stay at the California State University in Stanislaus (http://www.csustan.edu/) this last spring of 2007 has brought me very positive outcomes both at personal and professional levels.

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My “American experience” was somewhat different than others I’ve heard. You see, I lived in Alaska for five months, and that, as a wildlife biologist, was a dream come true.

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