Skip Office Navigation
OPE: Office of Postsecondary Education
Current Section
Go Global ED Podcast

The International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE) office brings you the Go Global ED Podcast. On the Go Global ED Podcast, we speak with IFLE grant and fellowship recipients to highlight their experiences, discuss issues in international and foreign language education, share advice on the application process, and explore the long-term value and impact of IFLE programs.

Listen to a Trailer, with an Overview and Preview of the Podcast (6:00) Trailer Transcript

Inaugural Episodes:

1. Introduction – A Conversation with Cheryl Gibbs, Senior Director, IFLE about International Education Week and 60 Years of the Fulbright-Hays Program

Listen to Cheryl Gibbs on the Podcast (14:35) Episode 1 Transcript

2. An Interview with Dr. Ida Rousseau Mukenge, a Five-time Fulbrighter, who created two Fulbright-Hays Group Projects abroad during her career at Morehouse College

Listen to Dr. Ida Mukenge on the Podcast (32:00) Episode 2 Transcript

3. An Interview with Amy Barsanti, Second Grade Teacher and 2021 Fulbright-Hays Seminar Abroad participant to Iceland

Listen to Amy Barsanti on the Podcast (26:00) Episode 3 Transcript

4. An Interview with Dr. Corey Holmes, Senior Professional Staff Member/Foreign Policy Advisor for the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Global Human Rights 2017-18 Fulbright-Hays Group Project Abroad Fellow to South Africa

Listen to Dr. Corey Holmes on the Podcast (20:20) Episode 4 Transcript

5. An Interview with Dr. Diana Chioma Famakinwa, Assistant Director, African Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and a 2018-19 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Abroad Research Fellow to Nigeria

Listen to Dr. Diana Famakinwa on the Podcast (19:10) Episode 5 Transcript

6. Title VI Deep Dive: Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Program (UISFL). A conversation with Tanyelle Richardson, (IFLE) and Bill Phelan (Cornell University, 2018 institutional recipient of a UISFL grant)

Listen to learn more about UISFL Grants (24:20) Episode 6 Transcript

7. An Interview with Dr. David Flaten, Ph.D., Professor of History at Tompkins Cortland Community College, which benefitted from part of Cornell University’s 2018 UISFL grant.

Listen to Dr. David Flaten on the Podcast (14:10) Episode 7 Transcript

8. An Interview with Dr. David Holmberg, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Cornell University. Dr. Pamela Maimer (IFLE) speaks with David about his two Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad (FRA) awards.

Listen to Dr. David Holmberg on the Podcast (27:01) Episode 8 Transcript

9. An Interview with Karen Awura-Adjoa Ronke Coker, Ph.D. student and two-time recipient of a Title VI Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowship for the Wolof language through the University of Florida’s Center for African Studies.

Listen to Karen Awura-Adjoa Ronke Coker on the Podcast (30:51) Episode 9 Transcript

10. An Interview with Karnisha Hormeku and Damaris Dunn. This past summer, Karnisha and Damaris participated in a Fulbright-Hays Group Project Abroad short-term seminar to Ghana. The Fulbright-Hays Group Project Abroad was awarded to the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, was led by Dr. Jamila Lyiscott, and was entitled “Teachers Becoming Learners of Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in Ghana.”

Listen to Karnisha and Damaris on the Podcast (33:49) Episode 10 Transcript

11. An Interview with two Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Project Directors (PD’s). Joanna Kukielka-Blaser, Director of Fulbright Scholar and Fulbright-Hays Programs in the Office of International Affairs at The Ohio State University and Mark Lilleleht, the Fulbright Coordinator at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Joanna and Mark share their respective experiences serving as DDRA PD’s.

Listen to Joanna and Mark on the Podcast (28:04) Episode 11 Transcript

12. Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Deep Dive. Hear from several 2023 program participants and Norma Gonzalez, the Executive Director of the Fulbright Commission in Argentina, to learn about who participates in seminars, the curriculum projects participants complete during seminars, and some considerations for those thinking about applying for the program.

Listen to learn more about the Seminars Abroad program (17:57) Episode 12 Transcript

Interested in sharing your experience on a Fulbright-Hays or Title VI program as a future guest on the Go Global ED Podcast? Email us:

Last Modified: 10/25/2023