Greetings from the Fulbright Commission,
The Fulbright English Teaching Assistants (ETAs) have successfully completed their two month long, pre-placement, in country orientation. They will start co-teaching from the 15th of May at their placement schools which are located throughout the Kathmandu Valley.
In April, the Commission collaborated with the Peace Corps Nepal for sessions on Community and Homestay Integration and Safety and Security in Nepal. An American Spaces session followed by visits to the Innovation Hub Kathmandu and Book Bus Nepal in Lalitpur fostered discussions for future collaborations. Learn more about the Fulbright ETA Orientation here.
The EducationUSA Advising Center's library has been open for some months now. We are seeing a regular flow of students visiting our library to use the books related to U.S. higher education. However, we have not been able to open the maximum number of seats, keeping in mind the safety of students and staff. EAC intends to welcome more library users by increasing seats and in-person advice by conducting sessions at the center in the coming days. The Prometric Test Center is operating efficiently by meeting the students' demands. The months from July to December are the busy season for the testing center. As per the demand, seats will be made available for the students at this peak testing period.
The Commission continues to welcome U.S. Grantees after a 2-year delay due to the global pandemic. Since January, we have welcomed 18 Fulbright Grantees, U.S. Student Researchers and Fulbright Specialist while 22 more will arrive in the coming months. Grantees participate in the in-country orientation conducted by the Commission and attend security briefings at the U.S. Embassy upon arriving in Nepal.