Fulbright Egyptian Scholars Attend Orientation Program
On July 25-26 the Binational Fulbright Commission in Egypt conducted a pre-departure orientation for Egyptian scholars selected for participation in the AY2006-2007 Egyptian Scholar Program. The orientation included presentations on “U.S. Society and Values,” “U.S. Campus Life,” and “Practical Experience in the U.S.,” as well as information on grant details and U.S. visas. Fulbright alumni – including Leonard Wood and Mohamed Ismail Ibrahim – shared their experiences with the new Fulbrighters. Others who assisted in the orientation were Dr. Khaled Fahmy, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at New York University, and Vice-Consul Alistair Baskey, Public Affairs Officer Haynes Mahoney, and Assistant Cultural Affairs Officer Catherine B. Jazynka from the U.S. Embassy.
Ambassador Francis J. Ricciardone welcomed the scholars to the orientation and shared his experiences as a Fulbrighter. The Egyptian Scholar Program provides opportunities for Egyptian post-doctoral faculty members, professionals, and independent scholars to conduct research at American institutions.