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WCU to host inaugural Fulbright Week April 8-12

By Julia Duvall

Western Carolina University’s Office of National and International Awards, in collaboration with the Office of Global Engagement, will host the inaugural Fulbright Week April 8-12.

“This is truly what a campus community is all about,” said Ingrid Bego, director of WCU’s Office of National and International Awards. “There has been so much interdepartmental collaboration to put this event together. We are excited to promote a Fulbright culture and raise awareness of opportunities for students, faculty and alumni.”

There will be a variety of information sessions as well as guest speakers and panels on campus and via Zoom.

The Fulbright program is the flagship international academic exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government. Fulbright was founded in 1946 with an ambitious goal: to increase mutual understanding and support friendly and peaceful relations between the U.S. and other countries.

Schedule of events:

fulbright week


Monday, April 8

  • 5:30-6:30 p.m. Graduate School Zoom session.

Tuesday, April 9

  • 9:30-11:30 a.m. Fulbright student program information session – Stillwell 338 or Zoom.
  • 3-4 p.m. Fulbright ETA Grants.

Thursday, April 11

  • 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fulbright scholar program information session – Belk 104 or Zoom. Lunch will be provided.
  • 1-2 p.m. Olga Beshlei, "Crossing Borders, Crossing Narratives: Constructing the Image of Ukrainian Refugees" – Belk 104 or Zoom.
  • 4-5 p.m. Fulbright for STEM students – Apodaca 115.
  • 6:30-8 p.m. Whee Walk Together. This event will explore the vibrant Rwandan culture and traditions from the perspective of WCU student Angel Umugwaneza. Rwandan food will be provided. This is a DegreePlus event. – Cordelia Camp Building Room 134.

Friday, April 12

  • 3-4:30 p.m. Fulbright Celebration ice cream social. – Hinds University Center Room 215.
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