Author Archives: Kavita

2018 Fulbright-MCMC Specialist Program (Application Deadline: February 15, 2018)

The Fulbright-MCMC Specialist Program is a field-driven initiative in which Malaysian host institution conceptualize and design project of interest  in Communication field. These projects are then paired with a highly qualified U.S. academic or professional, who shares their expertise and assist with strengthening linkages between U.S. and Malaysian host institutions. Such collaborations are intended to promote and enhance knowledge, capacity building in emerging key growth areas in the communications and multimedia sector.


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FLTA alumnus received English-Speaking Union Award

Fulbrighter and English lecturer Elvenna Majuddin was recently awarded the English-Speaking Union Award for her achievements in the Master’s programme at the School of Linguistics and Applied Language, Victoria University of Wellington. They are made annually to the graduates, who, in the judgment of the Head of School, have shown the greatest promise as effective and committed teachers of English to speakers of other languages.

Meet a Fulbrighter: Indrani Kopal


Indrani Kopal
Award-winning Documentary/Filmmaker 

1. Tell us more about yourself

I’m a 35 year old woman, Malaysian-Indian, born and bred in Kuala Lumpur.

I have over 6 years of experience working as a multimedia journalist for, a prestigious news organization in Malaysia. I specialised in short web documentaries focusing on social and political issues, especially the issues of marginalized rural Malaysian Indians. I have also produced dozens of online multi-lingual short features and news videos.

In 2010, I participated in The George Washington University Documentary Center’s International Emerging Filmmakers six-week fellowship program. During this trip, I was so inspired to come back to the US to do a Master of Fine Arts (MFA), that, I applied for a Fulbright scholarship. To my surprise, I learnt that I was actually the first “filmmaker” of any sort to receive a Fulbright scholarship in Malaysia. And so, here I am.

I am currently completing my Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Documentary Studies and Production at Hofstra University in New York.


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Free online class – U.S. University Admissions

EducationUSA is working in partnership with the University of Pennsylvania to produce a MOOC course ‘Applying to U.S. Universities’ that is available on the Coursera website platform. This MOOC will instruct international students on understanding how the U.S. university application and admission process works for applying to undergraduate (i.e., bachelor’s degree) programs.  After completing this 4 week course, students should understand application basics that include researching schools, creating a school list, establishing an application plan, and asking the right questions for themselves and the universities.

“Applying to U.S. Universities” is free and available through Coursera.

Feb 9 – U.S. University Fair in KL

The following universities are expected to attend: 

California State University, Long Beach
California State University, San Jose State
Columbia College Chicago
ELS Language Centers
Emporia State University
Fontbonne University
Foothill and De Anza Colleges
Grand Valley State University 
Green River Community College
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
LIM College
Messiah College
Middle Tennessee State University
Northern Virginia Community College
Northwest College
Oklahoma City University
Park University
Pepperdine University School of Public Policy
Saint Peter’s University
Savannah College of Art and Design
Shoreline Community College
The University of Toledo
Truman State University
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
University of Arizona
University of Bridgeport
University of Colorado Boulder
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Iowa
University of Mary Washington
University of Missouri
University of Northern Iowa
University of North Texas
University of Oklahoma
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Virginia Commonwealth University
West Liberty University
West Virginia University
Winona State University