Pre-departure orientation for 2018-19 Polish Fulbrighters

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On May 11, the Polish-U.S. Fulbright Commission hosted a pre-departure orientation for 48 Polish Fulbright grantees, representing the Graduate Student Award, Junior Research Award, Senior Award, Scholar-In-Residence, Slavic Award and Fulbright-Schuman Program, who will leave to study, conduct research, and teach at American universities during the 2018/19 academic year. In total, 58 Poles received Fulbright scholarships for the 2018-19 academic year.

The schedule was packed with meetings and panels aimed to guide Polish students and scholars through various formal procedures and different aspects of studying and living in the U.S. We are grateful to our guest speakers – Fulbright alumni Eliza Chilimoniuk-Przeździecka, Marta Jarczewska, Jacek Zrałek and Mariusz Mankiewicz – for sharing their American experiences and providing valuable advice to the new grantees.