First Impressions of Professional Fellows Program by Serghei Merjan

October, 19 2016

"I want to confirm that I got in an exciting environment.

The orientation session was very important to understand better US and what we are expected to do while we will stay here.

The second day of PFP Pre-departure Orientation was dedicated to the history of the US, as well we had a cultural program: visiting US Capitol, National Air and Space Museum. At the end of the day, we had a wonderful dinner where we had the opportunity to meet all the team and some of the host families.

On Friday we had orientation at World Chicago, and they were happy to welcome us. We got the schedule for one month and had a meeting to discuss on our fellowship. On that evening I got to my host family, who lives in a lovely suburb of Chicago. Mrs. Erin Rose Prunty and her family welcomed us warmly. On Sunday we had a nice breakfast together."

More interesting stories are coming soon.

The fist day at my Workplace - Cook County Treasurer's Office- was interesting. I met professionals who were happy to share their experience and collaborate.

Just looking forward having new experience and impressions in Chicago.


Good luck to everyone!"


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American Councils for International Education is pleased to announce that Fall 2018 Professional Fellows Program application is open now through March 30th, 2018. Apply to become a #profellow on a fully-funded, six-week legislative #fellowship in the US! Applicants must be aged 25-35, work in public sector or NGOs, and citizens of Moldova. Don't delay, apply now at: https://ais.americancouncils.org/pfp
Fellows from Moldova arrived in Washington D.C. for a three day pre-orientation session.