Thursday, May 23, 2013

Fulbright Exchanges establish lifelong connections between Iceland and the U.S.

The U.S.-Iceland Fulbright Commission hosted its twice-a-year seminar where U.S. Fulbright scholars and students brief the public about their research activities and their experiences in Iceland.  We were treated to a series of brief presentations on the study of modern Icelandic for literary translation, marine and coastal resource management, poetry, psychology, geological rifts, and Obsidian-Perlite specimens in Iceland.

The presentations were a reminder of how important Fulbright is to the friendship between Iceland and the Unites States.  The experiences of these young artists and scientists in Iceland have left a deep imprint in their lives and the lives of the Icelanders they met during their stay.  They not only advanced science and the arts but they established lifelong friendships that will keep our two countries close.