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Fulbright scholarships to be awarded

SPRINGVILLE — The American Institute for Foreign Study, a study-abroad organization, has announced that its Shakespeare’s Globe Education Theater Program has been selected, by the Fulbright Commission as a summer institutes, for the next three years.

Three Fulbright scholarship winners will attend the AIFS’ Shakespeare’s Globe Education Theater Program, each year, from 2013 – 2015. Students who win the award will have the majority of their program costs covered, including round-trip airfare, tuition and fees, accommodations, insurance, social program and meals.

Students involved with the Shakespeare’s Globe Education Theater Program will spend three weeks at Shakespeare’s Globe Theater in London, where they will study with actors, directors and other theater practitioners. The program will run from June 17 – July 5.

“We’re delighted that American students will have the opportunity to experience life in our exciting capital city,” said Michael Scott-Kline, director of the Fulbright program. “The American Institute For Foreign Study Summer Institute at Shakespeare’s Globe Theater will offer everything that we would hope for in a Fulbright exchange: a stimulating academic component, a rich and immersive cultural experience and an enthusiastic host.”

To apply for the Fulbright Award, submit application materials to the Fulbright Commission by March 11. For more information or application criteria, or to apply, visit

“It is an honor for the Fulbright Commission to recognize AIFS and our Shakespeare Theater Program,” said William Gertz, president and CEO of the AIFS. “We are proud to bring Shakespeare to American students, through this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of studying and performing on the very stage in which [Shakespeare] worked, at the historic Globe Theater.”

The AIFS is one of seven college summer programs designated by the Fulbright Commission as summer institutes.

The Fulbright Commission offers summer institutes for U.S. citizens to study in the U.K. These programs allow U.S. undergraduates ages 18 and older, with at least two years of undergraduate study left to complete, to visit the U.K. on an academic cultural summer program.

To learn more about the AIFS, contact David Mauro at 800-727-2437 ext. 5163 or or visit

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