U.S. Fulbright Grantees to Inspire Polish Teenagers to Study in America

On America’s Thanksgiving holiday, the Embassy welcomed to Warsaw thirteen new U.S. Fulbright grantees who have volunteered to join the U.S. Embassy’s special EducationUSA Mentoring Program.  Launched in 2016 by the Embassy and the Warsaw-based Polish-U.S. Fulbright Commission, the program pairs American and Polish alumni of American universities with competitively selected Polish teenagers who are interested in pursuing university studies in the United States in the following academic year.   Since the application process to American colleges differs dramatically from that of European higher education institutions, the Embassy and Fulbright Commission developed this mentorship program so that bright Polish teenagers could receive free, insightful advice from their respective mentors on school selection, preparations for SAT/ACT tests, essay writing, and other stages of America’s university application process.  The Fulbright grantees who volunteered their spare time to this people-to-people initiative arrived in Poland in September to study or teach English at Polish universities.  As volunteer mentors, they provide an excellent source of information and support for young Poles who aspire to study in the United States.  During the mentors’ initial briefing in Warsaw, Cultural Attaché Dan Hastings and coordinators of the EducationUSA Mentoring Program from the Embassy and Fulbright Commission thanked them for their time and commitment, and wished them well on their upcoming mentorship program.