UC Davis Awarded Grant to Support Afghan Fulbright Students

group of students in front of the state capitol
Fulbright Students from Afghanistan tour the California State Capitol (Rowan O'Connell Gates)

By Mary Martin-Mabry, digital communications specialist, Global Affairs

Attending graduate school in your country of origin can be demanding, but imagine beginning your professional research or studies thousands of miles from home, in a second language, while trying to adapt to cultural nuances and different academic standards.

This is a reality faced by many Fulbright Students coming to study in the U.S. Once accepted into the program, students must quickly adjust and acclimate to a new culture both on and off campus, understand the expectations of professors and instructors, manage their budget and juggle family life, all while taking advantage of campus connections, resources, and opportunities.

To support the transition for 56 Fulbright master's and Ph.D. Students from Afghanistan placed at universities across the U.S., UC Davis was awarded a competitive grant through the Institute of International Education (IIE) as the only university to host Fulbright Afghanistan Leadership Seminars in Fall 2018 and Spring 2020.

Read the full article at Global Affairs News

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