NYC Esteemed Fellows Dinner Sponsored by Cultural Vistas

Nov 18, 2013 • Views -
(from left) Sarah Gordon, Laila Lebbar, Samuel Schatz, Malina Tran, Katja Kurz

We kicked off International Education Week on November 12th with an Esteemed Fellows Dinner in New York City for current fellows and fellowship alumni. The dinner was co-hosted by Emily Weichers and Aneta Szpyrka, who are former international fellows and staff of Cultural Vistas, which generously sponsored the dinner. The event included a number of fellowship alumni from Cultural Vista’s Alfa Fellowship Program in Russia, and the Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship and the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) in Germany. They were joined by alumni and current fellows of the Fulbright program, the New York City Urban Fellows, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), among others. Guests mingled over an delicious meal of kale salad, artisanal burrata, fried chicken, ricotta ravioli, fish tacos and a variety of season pies at Fatta Cuckoo on the Lower East Side. It was a lively and intimate exchange of experiences and ideas among international individuals from a variety of disciplines.

The Esteemed Fellows Dinners are organized by our International Fellows Network (IFN), which is a rapidly growing professional networking organization of more than 600 current and former fellows from all over the world. We also hold events in Washington, DC, New York City and Berlin, Germany, and will be expanding to other cities soon. If you are a current or former fellow and would like to get involved, please sign up for our fellowships database, and we’ll be in touch by email. Through the IFN you can connect with other fellows for advice and information on fellowships, jobs, events, graduate programs and international competitions.

November 2013 NYC attendees:

  • Andrew Snyder: Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) Fellow
  • Andrew Wade: J. Clawson Mills Fellow at The Architectural League of New York 
  • Aneta Szpyrka: Alfa Fellow
  • Anna Ly: Cooney Center Fellow
  • Dominik Szpyrka: DAAD Fellow
  • Emily Wiechers: Student Service International Fellow
  • Eva Kozanecka: CBYX Fellow
  • Katja Kurz: DAAD Fellow
  • Laila Lebbar: Fulbright Scholar to the U.S. from Morocco (NYU)
  • Malina Tran: Fellowship for Emerging Leaders in Public Service
  • Melis Tusiray: Robert Bosch Fellow
  • Michelle Fanzo: Robert Bosch Fellow
  • Reynold Graham: New York City Urban Fellow
  • Samuel Schatz: Alfa Fellow
  • Sarah Gordon: CBYX Fellow
  • Stephanie Ullrich: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Fellow
  • Tiffany Taylor: Fulbright Scholar to India
  • Yaron Schwartz: Fulbright Scholar to the United Kingdom
(from left) Melis Tusiray, Katja Kurz, Emily Wiechers
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