by Rebecca Watson, ’15 CLAS
Villanova University College of Engineering is serving as the academic home to five Fulbright grant recipients in graduate studies programs. Fulbright grants, available to students and academics around the world, provide grant money and support for programs, initiatives and research which deepen cultural understanding between nations.
Much of the attraction of the College’s masters’ programs for Fulbright scholars is the opportunity to work closely with faculty and staff. “It is unique,” says Nazareno Roggero, a student from Argentina, “to have such good contact with the staff. I emailed the program director when I was beginning the application process, and he was very helpful and encouraging.” Roggero, a student in the Sustainable Engineering master’s program, focuses his research on biofuels, and looks forward to bringing his Villanova experiences back to Argentina. “Traveling internationally is always good,” he says, “because it allows you to experience other cultures, and share what you learn with your home country.”