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Czech Republic's Fulbright Commission opens course preparing Romani students for study in the USA

11.2.2017 16:09
In Prague 60 Romani secondary school students gathered on 26 October 2016 at the Kaiserstein Palace to ceremonially be awarded scholarships from the ROMEA organization. (PHOTO:   Jan Mihaliček)
In Prague 60 Romani secondary school students gathered on 26 October 2016 at the Kaiserstein Palace to ceremonially be awarded scholarships from the ROMEA organization. (PHOTO: Jan Mihaliček)

The Fulbright Commission, in collaboration with the Department of Social Pedagogy at the Pedagogical Faculty of Masaryk University in Brno, will open a preparatory course this spring for Romani students interested in possibly studying in the USA. The aim of the course is to familiarize students with what it is like to study in the USA and prepare them to overcome the barriers and fear that deter disadvantaged and minority students from studying abroad.

The preparatory course is designed for Romani students from socially disadvantaged backgrounds attending secondary school or college, as well as for guidance counselors and instructional assistants. Those interested will receive an explanation of how the entire application process to an American college can be successfully undertaken, from choosing schools, to preparing the applications, to securing financing and scholarships.

Those interested in participating in the preparatory course must be students 16 years of age or older and must be either graduates or students of secondary school, college students, or students who have already completed their college studies. The course is free of charge and takes advantage of the expert knowledge of staffers from the counseling services of the official American information network, Education USA.

The course will take place one day a month, always on a Saturday, as follows: 25.2., 25.3., and 29.4.2017 from 9:00 to 16:00. Those interested must apply by 25 February 2017 to the Department of Social Pedagogy at the Pedagogical Faculty of Masaryk University through Kateřina Štěpařová, email: katkasteparova@seznam.cz, or by calling telephone number 549 495 407 (more information here).

th, translated by Gwendolyn Albert
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