Fulbright grantees welcomed in Budapest virtually

In late January, seven newly arrived U.S. Fulbright students and scholars participated in a unique orientation session in Budapest. Counselor for Public Affairs James Land greeted the group virtually, stressing the value of exchange, and encouraged them to develop and strengthen personal and professional ties between Hungary and the United States. Fulbright Commission Executive Director Dr. Karoly Jokay noted that the grantees joined the ranks of the many notable Fulbright alumni who have participated in the global program since its inception 75 years ago. The Fulbright grantees will, for example, teach English, do peer advising, read Ottoman documents, study high-level math, offer courses in Native American studies, collaborate with medical researchers, and observe MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) investigators.

Photo by Annamaria Sas

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