This four part radio documentary was produced by Lisa Thompson from Radio New Zealand National to mark Fulbright New Zealand’s 65th anniversary in September 2013.
Part 1 – The history of the Fulbright relationship:
Part 2 – New Zealand Fulbrighters in the United States:
Part 3 – American Fulbrighters in New Zealand:
Part 4 – The future of the programme in New Zealand:
These videos were filmed by Dawson Dunning, a 2009 Fulbright US Graduate Student to New Zealand, to promote university study in the United States of America.
DVD copies are available to New Zealand schools and other organisations for the purpose of promoting the US as a study destination for international students. DVDs may be requested from the Fulbright New Zealand office – [email protected] / +64 4 472 2065
Timo Feeney-Toebes is a high school student from Wellington, New Zealand, who is planning to undertake his undergraduate university study in the United States of America. In this video, Timo discusses his motivations for studying in the US, and how he navigated his way through the college admissions process with the help of the EducationUSA advising service
Betsy Hassett from Auckland, New Zealand is currently studying at undergraduate level at the University of California, Berkeley on an athletic scholarship. In this video, Betsy discusses how she came to be studying and playing soccer in the United States of America, and what life is like as a student there.
Paul Burnaby from Motueka, New Zealand is currently completing a Master of Science degree in sustainable energy at Stanford University in California with the help of a Fulbright scholarship. In this video, Paul discusses how he chose a university in the United States of America and found funding to support his study, and what it’s like to study in the US.
Lucila van Dam from Wellington, New Zealand completed her Master of Laws degree at the University of Michigan in 2007 with the help of a Fulbright scholarship. In this video, Lucila discusses how she chose a university in the United States of America, what life is like for an exchange student in America, the benefits of studying overseas and how the Fulbright programme helped her realise her dreams.
Composer Gareth Farr from Wellington, New Zealand completed a Master of Music degree at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York in 1991 with the help of a Fulbright scholarship. In this video, Gareth discusses his experiences in the United States of America, and how studying there has impacted on his subsequent career.