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Vincentian heads to United States as part of Fulbright Programme

Vincentian heads to United States as part of Fulbright Programme

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Vincentian Kimberley Cambridge will travel to the United States this month as a Fulbright Foreign Student to pursue graduate-level studies funded by the US Government.

Cambridge, who recently completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of {{more}}the West Indies, will attend Southern Illinois University of Carbondale to earn a Master’s degree in Rehabilitative Counselling.

Also travelling this month as a Fulbright Foreign Student is Charlene James, who was an Associate in Client Relations at Caribbean Risk Managers Limited in Barbados. She will attend University of Wisconsin-Madison to pursue an MBA in Risk Management and Insurance.

The Fulbright Scholar in Residence for this academic year is Samuel Soyer, who is an instructor at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill campus, in the Faculty of Humanities and Education. He has been chosen by Alabama State University to teach Caribbean literature and culture for the academic year 2015-2016.

The Fulbright programme is the flagship international educational exchange programme sponsored by the US government, and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The Fulbright Foreign Student programme enables graduate students, young professionals, and artists from abroad to research and study in the United States for one year or longer at US universities or other appropriate institutions.

The Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence programme allows accredited US colleges and universities to submit proposals to host foreign lectures on their campuses. It is virtually the only Fulbright programme that enables visiting scholars to lecture in the United States, thereby providing scholars with significant professional benefits by teaching in the United States, gaining an understanding of Americans and of American institutions, society and culture, and using new-found teaching and community experiences after returning to their home country.

For additional information on this prestigious program, please visit US Embassy Bridgetown’s website at http://barbados.usembassy.gov/scholarships_2012.html

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