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Barbadian to study at Yale through US Fulbright programme


Barbadian to study at Yale through US Fulbright programme

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THE US EMBASSY TO BARBADOS, the Eastern Caribbean, and the Organisation of the Eastern Caribbean States is pleased to announce that Nicholas Fields is part of the Fulbright Foreign Student scholarship cohort for the academic year 2017-18.

Nicholas, who is a Barbadian, travelled to the United States at the end of July, where he will undertake graduate-level studies in environmental management funded by the US Government. 

Fields is currently employed as a Senior Project Officer/ICT Administrator at Intasave Caribbean (Caribsave), the Caribbean regional arm of the international not-for-profit organisation INTASAVE.

This organisation works to support and enhance livelihoods, economies, and environments across the world through four core thematic areas: climate change science, policy and practice; low carbon development and renewable energy; society and sustainable livelihoods; and biodiversity, ecosystems and marine conservation. 

Nicholas will attend Yale University’s School of Forestry & Environmental Studies in New Haven, Connecticut, where he will pursue a master’s degree. 

US Ambassador to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS Linda Taglialatela commented, “We’re happy to have a cohort of Fulbright Foreign Student scholarship recipients traveling to the United States for the upcoming academic year. US Embassy Bridgetown is committed to educational exchanges to promote mutual understanding and build strong people-to-people relationships.”

The Fulbright programme is the flagship international educational exchange programme sponsored by the US government, and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. 

The Fulbright Foreign Student programme enables graduate students, young professionals, and artists from abroad to research and study in the United States for one year or longer at US universities or other appropriate institutions. (PR)