International Conversation Hours



THURSDAYS, 11:30-12:20

June 1
Day and Time Topics and facilitators (May change)
Thursday, June 1, 11:30-12:20 Summer activities in different cultures

Facilitator: Dr. Linh Phung, ELP Director

Thursday, June 8, 11:30-12:20 Cultural similarities and differences

Facilitator: Jeff Chung, ELP Intern

Thursday, June 15, 11:30-12:20 Language learning stories

Facilitator: Alina Volper, ELP Lecturer

Thursday, June 22, 11:30-12:20 Traveling

Facilitator: Kate Emory, International Student Services Coordinator

Tuesday, June 29, 11:30-12:20 Friendships and relationships

Facilitator: David Williams, Chatham Gradaute

Thursday, July 13, 11:30-12:20 Memorable events and stories

Facilitator: Ms. Kate Emory, International Student Services Coordinator

Thursday, July 20, 11:30-12:20 Cultural box

Facilitator: Dr. Randi Congleton, Director of Multicultural Affairs

Thursday, July 27, 11:30-12:20 Food in different cultures

Facilitator: Dr. Wonjin Sim, Psychology Professor

Thursday, August 3, 11:30-12:20 Hopes and dreams

Facilitator: Dr. Karen Kingsbury, Professor of English and International Studies

Open Competition for New Fulbright ETA Awards in Brazil – February 2018!!

Just announced:

Open Competition for New Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Awards in Brazil – February 2018!!
Special application open May 2, 2017- July 14, 2017

With funding from the Brazilian government, the Fulbright Brazil ETA Program is expanded for the Program Year 2017-18 with 76 additional grants to be offered.   A special open application period will be held from May 2 to July 14, 2017.  The deadline is Friday, July 14 at 5:00 pm Eastern Time.

To be eligible, applicants must be a U.S. citizen and hold a bachelor’s degree by July 14, 2017.  Additional requirements/preferences for this program include:

  • Must available for the full grant term: mid-February to November, 2018.
  • Cannot be residing in Brazil for more than three months in the 12 months prior to the grant start. Exception can be made for language immersion program enrollment.
  • Proficiency in a Romance language at the intermediate level (equivalent to 2-years college level study) is required at the time of application.
  • Experience working in an educational environment, specifically with classroom teaching or leadership is strongly preferred..

Persons who applied for a Fulbright U.S. Student Program in the fall 2017 but did not receive a grant offer for 2017-18 are also eligible to apply for this opportunity.  In this case, candidates will create a new application account in Embark with a different email address and complete the full application—respond to all questions, revise and upload new essays, request new Reference Forms (2 are required for this competition), request a Foreign Language Evaluation in one of the required languages, and upload the most recent transcript(s) of all degree level course work.  However, the Campus Committee Interview/Evaluation will not apply.

For further information after May 1, please refer to the Brazil Country Description.  (link to  If you have specific questions about this opportunity, please feel free to contact Jody Dudderar (, 845-212-5565) at IIE. Please note there is a separate application for this award that will be found in the country description. Applicants must apply through the appropriate portal to be considered. 

Chatham University encourages students and alumni from all disciplines to apply for a Fulbright grant and hope that you will consider submitting an application. Chatham students and alumni, for support, please contact the Office of International Affairs,