Grantee Experiences

Grantee Experiences

Below you will find articles written by former Fulbrighters sharing experiences from their Fulbright year in Norway.

 

Reflections on Teaching American Literature in Bergen

Reflections on Teaching American Literature in Bergen

Cassandra Falke spent the 2013-14 academic year as a guest Professor of American Literature at the University of Bergen.

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A Fulbright Collaboration: Following the World of Wildlife Conservation Medicine

A Fulbright Collaboration: Following the World of Wildlife Conservation Medicine

Fulbright alumni Diana J. Arya and Alina Evans have recently collaborated to address the need for adolescent students around the world to learn more about the real practices of scientists.

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2010/11 Fulbright Seminar and Ski Weekend

2010/11 Fulbright Seminar and Ski Weekend

The 2010/11 Fulbright seminar and ski weekend was once again a huge success. The Fulbright Seminar featured every a presentation by every 2010/11 US Grantee currently in Norway.

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“But Why Norway?”

“But Why Norway?”

When I arrive at a new school each morning and report to the lærerom for morning coffee with teachers I am usually asked, “Are you a student? Or are you a teacher?” I tell them I hope to always be both and then I introduce them to the Fulbright Roving Scholars Program. By Abbey Schneider, 2007-08 Fulbright Roving Scholar for the Lower Secondary Schools.

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The Vosso Salmon Run

The Vosso Salmon Run

One might think that a young woman from the United States, speaking broken Norwegian, might have a hard time interviewing old Norwegian fishermen about salmon fishing and salmon restoration. However, my experience has been the opposite. I have been graciously invited into the homes of dozens of fishermen and landowners, from the riverbanks of Voss and Bolstad down to the ocean views of Øygarden and Sotra. By Kristin Hoelting, 2007-08 U.S. Fulbright Grantee to Norway.

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A Year of Changing Light: Midnight Sun and Polar Night of Svalbard, Norway

A Year of Changing Light: Midnight Sun and Polar Night of Svalbard, Norway

The Arctic is a place whose threatened future is making it a region of interest for people around the world. To visit is to get an impression of its mysterious allure, but to live in it through the changes of a year is to begin to appreciate that you will never be able to fully understand its nature. This year has given me a wonderful introduction into a network of Arctic scientists studying this changing place, a good deal of respect for the Arctic, and a desire to continue being a part of the international cooperation which drives research and life on Svalbard. By Allison Bailey, 2007-08 U.S. Fulbright Grantee to Norway.

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Brussels is More than Chocolate and Beer

Brussels is More than Chocolate and Beer

An eye-opening week of dialogue and debate in the halls of NATO and the European Union. By Jeff Lugowe, 2007-08 US Fulbright Student to Norway.

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Unexpected Conversations

Unexpected Conversations

Jon writes: "Only some Fulbrighters are professional scholars, but all are professional thinkers. It is the often unexpected conversations and collaborations amongst them that make the Fulbright community such dynamic intellectual fertilizer, whether at home or abroad, in the lab or at a ski resort."

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Impressions on Svalbard

Impressions on Svalbard

Knut Christianson is spending parts of the 2005-06 academic year on Svalbard, where he is studying water flow characteristics and water content in Holtedalfonna near Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard. These are his impressions on Svalbard.

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