Programs of professional and cultural academic exchange of USA government were presented for Moldavian students at ULIM

On November 16th, 2018, the representatives of USA Embassy in the Republic of Moldova, Jonathan Wolfington, officer of cultural affairs together with Irina Colin, expert on cultural relations have presented to the students and the professors of ULIM a varied range of offers for Programs of Professional, Cultural and Academic, initiated by the Government of the United States of America.

Mrs. Valentina Ciumacenco, Vice-rector for International Relations welcomed the guests and encouraged the young men to pay attention to the academic opportunities and to benefit of unique experiences that are necessary for the personal and professional development. In this context, Mrs. Ciumacenco expressed her gratitude to Fulbright scholars from USA, currently hosted by ULIM, for choosing namely this university, whishing them good luck in the realization of their researches.

The students were informed about the selection criteria of the candidates: the assessment of academic results, English language and the training level for studies in USA. The candidates may apply online to the academic programs; the next stage is an interview in order to show the level of English language. The programs for which the young men my opt are: Global UGRAD, Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSIs) for Student Leaders/ Scholars/ Educators and Secondary Educators și Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Summer Institute. The application deadline is December 31st, 2018. For more details, consult the following webpage: .

The representatives of the USA Embassy in the Republic of Moldova say that the purpose of the academic and training programs is to ensure, to create and to strengthen the cooperation space between the United States and Moldova, to promote democratic values, economic reforms in our country through the implementation of experiences and knowledge acquired by the participants of the programs. During the event, Svetlana Kior, the student who benefited of SUSIs program has told about the possibilities of academic mobility, about the events and the activities she had participated in. There are Fulbright scholars from the United States of America, who work at ULIM as: Vadim Moldovan, from City University, New York – he realizes a research on social issues and the promotion of social worker profession. He is also the director of Casa Mare Project that aims at developing and promoting the profession of social worker in the Republic of Moldova and other post-soviet countries. Another Fulbright scholar is the student Michael Ravitsky from Texas University, Austin, who makes a research in the Faculty of International relations, Political Sciences and Journalism of ULIM. The scholars have shared their experience in the program and have given some useful advices for the audience in order to get Fulbright scholarship.

Press Service, ULIM