Tetyana Ogarkova, PhD (Paris-Est University) Assistant professor (Kyiv-Mohyla Academy)Fulbright Faculty Development Program(2011- 2012)
U.S. Universities Alphabetic http://www.utexas.edu/world/univ/alpha/ U.S. Universities by State http://www.utexas.edu/world/univ/state/ List of State Universitieshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_state_universities_in _the_United_States
National University Rankings (mostly private institutions)http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best- colleges/rankings/national-universities Academic Ranking of World Universities (Shanghai Ranking)http://www.arwu.org/ QS Guides to US Universitieshttp://www.topuniversities.com/where-to- study/north-america/united-states/guide
US University community is NOT only Harvard and Princeton; Try State Universities NB: you may always find a middle-sized university with relevant department and good specialists;
Browse internationally recognized or well- known specialists in your field; Spend some time browsing different US universities to find relevant departments (consult the list of courses, publications etc); Talk to your collegues (supervisors etc)
Find relevant departments and specialists in your field; Consult the list of courses and publications; Use this information when writing your essays, explain why a particular program matches your research needs; Always be specific and provide arguments
There will be a professor designated to help you in the US university; You meet him monthly are whenever you need a help. The quality of your contact depends on you. He signs yours proof of enrollment, your reports for IIE etc.
Your main activity is independant research (library+shared office space); You my attend courses at your Department (if arranged with your tutor); Participate in Fulbright community activities;
Your ID will give you access to library « priviledges »; You may schedule an appointment with a librarian; Check-out up to 500 books; Use databases (dozens of them); Use « Interlibrary loan » system (books, articles, PDF or paperback)
Fulbright Enrichment Seminars - Several seminars are scheduled to take place in cities across the United States during the academic year- The seminars are sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Institute of International Education.- The cost of the four-day seminar is completely covered by funds provided and authorized by the U.S. Department of State. - Competition in 2011-2012 (1250 places for 2000 Fulbrighters)
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