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福布莱特计划参与者撤离海外

发布者: 千缘 | 发布时间: 2020-6-2 01:38| 查看数: 114| 评论数: 0|



Some participants of the Fulbright Program,a prestigious international program coordinated by the US State Department, had completed only weeks of their stint before being told it was ending, because of the covid pandemic.

福布莱特计划是与美国国务院合作的一项颇负盛名的国际项目,由于冠状病毒疫情,一些参与者只完成了几周的工作,就被告知项目即将结束。

My four brothers, my mom downsized because we all are old and moved out, and then now to have to come home and live in a her tiny like retirement home, like there's no space for us.

因为我们长大而且搬出去了,我的妈妈和我的四个兄弟搬到了一个很小的地方,然后我们现在不得不回家,住到她小房子里,就像是退休之家,就像没有我们待着的空间。

But some because of dire personal circumstances were able to stay abroad.

但是一些人由于糟糕的个人出境呆在国外。

I don't have a great relationship with my family back home.

我回家后和家人关系并不好。

It's not really a great place to be.

这真不是个好地方。

So kind of honestly, through tears over the phone with somebody at the embassy and like the people here. I was like, I like until Healthwise.

所以实话说,通过和大使馆的人在电话里哭诉,就像这里的人一样。我就像我喜欢的,直到去Healthwise

This is a much better place for me to be than going back home.

对于我来说,比起回家,这是一个更好的去处。

But the State Department cancelled the program in March, roughly eight months early for most participants.

但是国务院在三月取消了这项计划,对大多数参与者来说大约提前了8个月。

These Fulbrighters had to scramble to get on a plane home.

这些福布莱特计划计划的参与者们不得不争先恐后地乘坐飞机回家。

Some wished they could have left even sooner.

一些人希望能早点离开。

I am a little bit disappointed with the State Department, because I think they waited too long.

我对国务院有点失望,因为我认为他们等太久了。

So that and especially for Fulbright that we had to fly a home through Europe,and so that was late for that , you know,  things who had already blown up in Italy and I was pretty uncomfortable.

所以特别是对于福布莱特计划,我们乘飞机回家途经欧洲,离开太晚了,意大利疫情已经爆发,这让我很不舒服。

In an email to VOA a Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs spokesperson said that beginning February 28th, it repeatedly urged and offered assistance to American Fulbright participants to depart from overseas and return home.

教育文化事务局发言人在发给美国之音的一封邮件中说,从2月28号开始,它一再督促和帮助美国福布莱特计划参与者离开海外,返回家里。

But many Fulbright Scholars say they didn't receive messages to consider leaving until early March.

但是许多福布莱特计划学者表示他们直到三月初才收到考虑离开的信息。

The following weeks were full of rapidly changing guidance and panic they say.

他们说接下来的几周,指令多变,恐慌弥漫。

March 11th we get a Tet or an email that saying, hey we we pretty much recommend that you don't travel for for spring break.

三月11号,我们收到Tet,或一封电子邮件,上面写道,我们建议你们不要进行春假旅行。

But then two days later they sent another message that was like we strongly encourage you to get out of the country now.

但两天后,他们又发出了另一个信息,那就是我们强烈鼓励你们现在离开这个国家。

So the mood just changed to really really really fast.

所以气氛很快就变了。

Participants are now considered alumni and will receive the title of Fulbright as well as the stipend through June.

参与者现在被视为校友,将获得福布莱特计划以及6月份的津贴。

But beyond finding new homes and supplemental income, fulbrighters say they're most disappointed that they couldn't finish their projects.

但是除了找的新的房子和额外的收入,福布莱特计划的参与者们表示他们最失望的问题在于他们无法完成项目。

It's much more important and for me to have the experience, and I actually do the research and make great connections with the people here than it is to write Fulbright alumni on my resume.

对于我来说,实际上拥有这段经历,做研究,与这里的人建立良好的关系比起在我的简历上写上福布莱特计划校友要更重要。

But other Fulbrighters say they don't fault organizers in the State Department.

但是其他的福布莱特计划参与者说他们不怪国务院的组织者。

You know it's a pandemic. Everything changed and so I give a lot of breaks too.You know, everybody a decision had to be made.

你知道这是一场疫情。一切都变了,我被迫休息。每个人都得做出决定。

Whether they are looking for jobs in the United States or in their adopted country.

不管他们是在美国找工作,还是在移居的国家找工作。

Fulbright writers have had to change their career plans for the rest of the year.

福布莱特计划作家不得不在今年剩下的时间里改变他们的职业计划。

Yaser I VOA news Washington Yaser I,

美国之音华盛顿新闻



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