The Fulbright Educational Advising Center in Romania

Bucharest | Romania

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Expand your own world view in Romania while advising Romanian students on how to expand theirs by studying in the USA!

About the Organization

The Fulbright Educational Advising Center is located in the capital city Bucharest which offers an abundance of quality food and affordable restaurants, quality entertainment and a good public transportation system. There is easy access from Bucharest to the lofty mountains with their ski runs and the Black Sea Coast with its fine beaches. Bucharest boasts the second largest building in the world after the Pentagon. English is spoken extensively in the urban areas, especially by the younger generation.

The Educational Advising Center of the Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission, commonly known as the Fulbright Educational Advising Center, is the most comprehensive source of information in Romania on study opportunities in the US. In addition to advising students, the Center serves as a liaison with U.S. universities and Romanian educational authorities in order to facilitate the admission of Romanian students to U.S. study and research programs.

The Center has a well-stocked library, a spacious reading room and a computer center with 9 nine workstations. Visitors have free access to the Center's services: group and individual advising sessions on application and admissions to study programs in the U.S.; test preparation materials, available both in hard copy and electronic format; Internet access. In addition, the Center administers the TOEFL and the SAT, organizes special events, like university highlights and movie nights.

The interest of the Romanian academic and professional community for study and research in the U.S. has been steady over the years. For most of the 3,200 Romanian students in the U.S., the Fulbright Educational Advising Center in Bucharest has offered guidance and support on their way to success.

Job Description

Typical internship tasks include the following:

•Assisting with the overall advising activities: daily front-desk activities: in-person, e-mail and phone inquiries;
•Acting as presenter/resource person in group advising sessions on undergraduate and graduate admissions, essay writing, the education system in the US, US culture and international student adjustment to the US academic environment, etc;

•Designing promotional materials (PPTs, brochures, posters, etc);

•Developing new group advising sessions in response to student needs (ex. TOEFL IBT: Speaking and writing);

•Helping with the update of the Center web page

•Assisting with the organization of outreach programs;

•Acting as ambassador of the US culture and promoter of US higher education;

•Acting as moderator of US cultural events build around movie nights, etc.

# of Positions per term

1

Start Dates

Any term

Duration of Internship

10 weeks minimum

Academic Background

International Studies, East-European Studies, Education, or related major

Skills/Experience

Ideal candidate has strong presentation, writing and communication skills and a solid understanding of the US educational system. A taste for cultural adventure and an open mind to beautiful differences will help, too.

Language Ability

English. Some Romanian will be helpful for daily living

Other Requirements

The following characteristics are desirable: a passion for discovery; self-reliance; humor; team spirit; empathy; resourcefulness; the ability to reflect on one's own experiences; and a willingness to accept new approaches.

Total costs vary depending on how long you plan to be abroad, where you will be living, your personal spending habits, and current exchange rates. The following estimates will give you a ballpark figure for this internship. Get help with the math from our handy Cost Calculator and currency converter.
ALL ESTIMATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

IE3 Program Fee

The IE3 program fee is $3450 for the first term for both in-state and out-of-state students and $1000 for each additional term. This fee includes up to 12 credits per term, and is charged in lieu of tuition. Visit your University's IE3 page for details regarding campus administrative fees.

Estimated One-Time Expenses

Expense Type Price
International Travel Airfare: $1000 USD
Visa Fees None
Recommended Immunizations None

*See Additional Cost Information below.

Estimated Monthly Expenses

Expense Type Price/month
Housing $500 USD
Food $200 USD
Local Transportation $100 USD
Recreation $100 USD
Personal Expenses $50 USD

Compensation

None

Additional Expense Information

Housing match possible depending on quality of contribution.

Visit www.fulbright.ro/educationUSA to learn who we are and what we do well. As a rule, we tend to laugh a lot, work hard and make one happy family. Typical internship tasks include the following:

  • Assisting with the overall advising activities: daily front-desk activities: in-person, e-mail and phone inquiries;
  • Acting as presenter/resource person in group advising sessions on undergraduate and graduate admissions, essay writing, the education system in the US, US culture and international student adjustment to the US academic environment, etc;
  • Designing promotional materials (PPTs, brochures, posters, etc);
  • Developing new group advising sessions in response to student needs (ex. TOEFL IBT: Speaking and writing);
  • Helping with the update of the Center web page
  • Assisting with the organization of outreach programs;
  • Acting as ambassador of the US culture and promoter of US higher education;
  • Acting as moderator of US cultural events build around movie nights, etc.

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