Fulbright-Hays Scholarship Recipient Profile: Sydney Martin

Note: The Spring 2020 semester was interrupted by the global COVID-19 pandemic. Participants returned home in the middle of the semester and continued their studies remotely.  Sydney Martin discusses the unique challenges of learning Farsi while on the Eurasian Regional Language Program in Dushanbe, Tajikistan as a Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad scholarship recipient. Farsi is …

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Fulbright-Hays Scholarship Recipient Profile: Patrick Fox

Note: The Spring 2020 semester was interrupted by the global COVID-19 pandemic. Participants returned home in the middle of the semester and continued their studies remotely. Patrick Fox reflects on his experience while on the Eurasian Regional Language Program in Dushanbe, Tajikistan as a Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad scholarship recipient. I spent this past semester …

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The Challenges and Joys of ERLP Online

Soon after I submitted my application to ERLP’s summer Dari program, it became clear that there was no way for it to go forward safely considering COVID-19’s rapid spread. Although I had recently been sent home from college to finish the semester on Zoom, I was surprised to see ERLP would also be able to adapt to distance learning for its language offerings.

Remote ERLP: Thoughts from a Former Study Abroad Professional

My decision to study Persian language with the Eurasian Regional Language Program (ERLP) through American Councils, was an unplanned endeavor in the light of the unprecedented circumstances brought on by COVID-19 pandemic. Contrary to many of my classmates who applied in advance with the hope of traveling to their designated countries for the program, I applied knowing this year’s program will be carried out entirely on a remote basis.

Outside-the-Classroom Opportunities and How to Find Them While Overseas

There are plenty of reasons to embark on a study abroad trip, whether it be personal, professional, or philanthropic. Regardless of the reason, there is an endless number of resources that can help you to get the most out of your experience. During my ten-month tenure as a Critical Language Scholar, Boren Scholar, and Eurasian …

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