Fulbright Greece Celebrates 70 Years Of Educational & Cultural Exchanges With US
- by XpatAthens
- Monday, 12 June 2017
Fulbright Greece is celebrating 70 years of educational and cultural exchanges between the Unites States and Greece!
The Fulbright Program is the premier international educational exchange program in the world. It was established in the United States in 1946 by Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas. The Fulbright Foundation in Greece offers scholarships to Greek and American citizens – students, teachers, scholars, and artists – to pursue a wide variety of educational projects. Since 1948, more than 5,000 Greek and American citizens have received scholarships from the Fulbright Foundation in Greece to participate in US-Greece educational and cultural exchanges.
The Foundation awards grants to Greek and US citizens to study, teach, lecture, or conduct research in the United States and Greece respectively. Fulbright Greece collaborated with filmmaker, alumna Eirini Steirou and cinematographer Antonis Katrakazis to produce a series of portraits of US and Greek scholars, who share their Fulbright experience.
Breiana Pledger, English Teaching Fellow
“Education is life-changing, I‘ve seen it change lives. It changed my own”.
Breiana, with a background in psychology and experience in incarcerated youth education came to teach English in Greece, out of her love for Greek mythology. She believes that education has the power to change lives.
Elizabeth Duclos Orsello, Fulbright Scholar, Salem State University Professor
“Education is about opening your heart, opening your eyes, going into places, into thoughts, into experiences that are new”.
Elizabeth came to Greece with her teenage son, to teach American Studies in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and research on how the humanities and academy can deal with real issues people are facing today. She believes education has the power to make people and the world better.
To read this article in full and to watch the videos, please visit: Greek TV