Visiting Fulbright Scholars Join Steinhardt Community

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Visiting Fulbright Scholars Join Steinhardt Community


NYU Steinhardt welcomes a cohort of six Fulbright Foreign Student Scholars pursuing master's degrees: Amna Chaudhry (Pakistan; MA Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness), Kyu Won Lee (Republic of Korea; MA Media, Culture and Communication), Turgan Mese (Turkey; MA Music Business), Noah Rott (Germany; MM Instrumental Performance), Julian Torres Talayero (Mexico; MM Music Composition), and Celeste Walters (Trinidad and Tobago; MA Art Therapy). The Fulbright Foreign Student Program enables graduate students, young professionals and artists from other countries to study and conduct research at U.S. universities.

In addition, the Department of Teaching and Learning has welcomed two visiting faculty Fulbright Scholars: Sarah Jandl and Emilia Nhalevilo. Jandl brings a broad perspective about curriculum and instruction for children with disabilities, while Nhalevilo’s research is focused on science education and indigenous knowledge systemsMark Alter, Professor of Educational Psychology, said “As a former Fulbright senior scholar to Vietnam and most recently as an advisor for Sarah Jandl we continue to see how Fulbright initiatives reinforce the idea and practice that teaching and learning have no borders... the exchange of ideas and best practices belongs to no one culture or country but is a shared responsibility and commitment to the future.”

“The Fulbright program supports some of the world’s brightest and most energetic students in studying outside of their home countries,” said Erich Dietrich, Associate Dean for Global Affairs and Assistant Vice President of Global Programs. “By hosting Fulbright student scholars here at Steinhardt, all students--domestic and international--benefit from intellectual and cultural interactions that would otherwise be impossible. We are proud that so many Fulbright students choose to study at Steinhardt because of our outstanding reputation.”

Steinhardt also has a longstanding record of success sending U.S. students to communities worldwide through the Fulbright U.S. Student Scholar Program. Three students from Steinhardt received Fulbright English Teaching Assistant awards for the 2017-2018 academic year. Priscilla Cintron, a Teaching and Learning English Education MA student, is serving in the Dominican Republic. Annie Lai, a Mathematics Education Major, is serving in Taiwan. Braden Bjella, an undergraduate in Media, Culture, and Communication with a minor in Film Production at NYU Tisch, is serving in Germany.

For students who want to learn more about upcoming information sessions and application deadlines, subscribe to the Global Awards list-serv. Undergraduate students may also schedule an advising session with Jenni Quilter or Kris Larsen in the Office of Global Awards. Graduate Students are also encouraged to contact Abby Williams, Assistant Director for Fellowships and Awards, and Vivienne Felix, Associate Director of Experiential Learning, in the Office of Global Affairs.

Come join us at this upcoming event to meet some of the visiting scholars and learn more about how to become a Fulbright Scholar yourself.

Meet a Fulbright Scholar

This panel will consist of current 2017 Fulbright Scholarship recipients to NYU Steinhardt. Panelists will discuss their Fulbright experience and its impact on their academic and professional careers.


Thursday, November 16
12:30 - 1:45 pm
Pless Hall 1st Floor Lounge, 82 Washington Square East, NY, NY 10003
Lunch will be provided