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Fulbright Lunch Poster

Fulbright Opportunities in Central and Southeastern Europe: A Lunchtime Discussion with Angela Rodel (Executive Director, Fulbright Bulgaria) and David Schug (Director, National and International Scholarships Program, U of I)

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108 Coble Hall (801 S. Wright St., Champaign, IL 61820)
Feb 6, 2024   12:00 pm  
Angela Rodel (Executive Director, Fulbright Bulgaria); David Schug (Director, National and International Scholarships Program, U of I)
Danielle Sekel
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Curious about Fulbright? Join Fulbright Bulgarian Executive Director Angela Rodel on February 6 at 12:00 PM CST in 108 Coble Hall (801 S. Wright St.) for a discussion of opportunities for Fulbright Study Research and English Teaching Assistantship in the Central and Southeastern European region. Undergraduate and graduate students are welcome and encouraged to bring their questions about how to find the best-fit Fulbright program for their academic interests. 

David Schug, Director of the National and International Scholarships (NIS) Program at U of I, will also speak about the resources provided by NIS to undergraduate and graduate students on campus. There will be ample time for student questions and discussion.

Registration is required ( and lunch will be provided. Registration will close on Tuesday, January 30.

If you have any questions, please email REEEC Outreach and Programming Coordinator, Danielle Sekel, at

Angela Rodel is a literary translator who holds degrees from Yale and UCLA. Nine Bulgarian novels in her translation have been published in the US and UK, and shorter works have appeared in McSweeney’s, Two Lines, Ploughshares, Words Without Borders, and elsewhere. She has received NEA and PEN translation grants. Her translation of Georgi Gospodinov’s Physics of Sorrow won the 2016 AATSEEL Prize for Literary Translation, while her translation of his novel Time Shelter was featured on The New Yorker’s list of Best Books of 2022 and won the 2023 International Booker Prize. Since 2015 she has served as executive director of the Bulgarian-American Fulbright Commission.

David Schug, Director of the National and International Scholarships Program, has been working with top-notch Illinois students and alumni in preparing and applying for nationally competitive awards since 2002. He greatly enjoys meeting students from all backgrounds and disciplines and encouraging them to reach for their academic and personal goals. In the mornings, you may find him running on area trails, and in the evenings, he is likely hanging out with his family, serving at a church event, playing double bass with a community orchestra, or gardening. 

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