The Bechtel International Center recently announced that 27 people with Stanford affiliations, including seniors, graduate students and alumni, have won grants to pursue special projects abroad next year with funding from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.
Under the program, they will travel to 15 countries, including Italy, Hungary, Nepal, Netherlands, Paraguay, Spain and Vietnam. They will carry out individually designed study/research projects or take part in English Teaching Assistant Programs.
Madelaine Graber (BA in Psychology, ’18 and BA Slavic Languages and Literature, ’18, MA in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, ’19) will examine how schizophrenia manifests in the Russian cultural context at Kazan State Medical University in Russia.
For a complete listing of the grantees, their destinations and their projects, visit the Bechtel International Center website here and click on Announcements & News.
The Fulbright program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home and in routine tasks, allowing grantees to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things and the way they think. Through engagement in the community, the grantees will interact with their hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program, which is designed to build lasting connections between the people of the United States and the people of other countries, has awarded grants to more than 1,900 U.S. citizens who will pursue special projects in more than 160 countries.