Barbadian to study at Yale through US Fulbright Programme

The United States Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the Organization of the Eastern Caribbean States has announced that Nicholas Fields is part of the Fulbright Foreign Student scholarship cohort for the academic year 2017-18.

Fields, who is a Barbadian, travelled to the United States at the end of July, where he will undertake graduate-level studies in environmental management funded by the U.S. government.

Fields is currently employed as a Senior Project Officer/ICT Administrator at Intasave Caribbean (Caribsave), the Caribbean regional arm of the international not-for-profit organization INTASAVE. This organization works to support and enhance livelihoods, economies, and environments across the world through four core thematic areas: climate change science, policy and practice; low carbon development and renewable energy; society and sustainable livelihoods; and biodiversity, ecosystems and marine conservation.  Nicholas will attend Yale University’s School of Forestry & Environmental Studies in New Haven, Connecticut, where he will pursue a master’s degree.

Fields will attend Yale University’s School of Forestry & Environmental Studies in New Haven, Connecticut, where he will pursue a master’s degree.

Fulbright Foreign Student Scholarship recipient, Nicholas Fields (left) pictured with U.S. Ambassador Linda Taglialatela before his departure for Yale University.

U.S. Ambassador to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS Linda Taglialatela commented, “We’re happy to have a cohort of Fulbright Foreign Student scholarship recipients traveling to the United States for the upcoming academic year. U.S. Embassy Bridgetown is committed to educational exchanges to promote mutual understanding and build strong people-to-people relationships”.

The Fulbright programme is the flagship international educational exchange programme sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.  The Fulbright Foreign Student programme enables graduate students, young professionals, and artists from abroad to research and study in the United States for one year or longer at U.S. universities or other appropriate institutions.

13 Responses to Barbadian to study at Yale through US Fulbright Programme

  1. Cicely M. Wharton-White
    Cicely M. Wharton-White August 1, 2017 at 11:00 am

    Congratulations.

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  2. Sheron Inniss August 1, 2017 at 11:41 am

    Congratulations young man.

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  3. Cyan Jada
    Cyan Jada August 1, 2017 at 12:56 pm

    More articles like these please

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  4. Joan ward August 1, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    Congratulations. Nicholas

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  5. Jamal Promising Bajan
    Jamal Promising Bajan August 1, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    I think I saw him around campus when I was at Mona. Good luck to you in your studies and I know you will do well.

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  6. Greengiant August 1, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    Yes we need to see more positive reporting on our youth. Not just the negative. Maybe you can start a column entitled ‘Positive Youth’.

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  7. Paul Gill
    Paul Gill August 1, 2017 at 7:19 pm

    Congratulations young man. Best of luck in the future.

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  8. Rasheed Hope
    Rasheed Hope August 1, 2017 at 11:15 pm

    Why does she look so worried

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  9. Anne Coppin August 2, 2017 at 6:02 am

    Congrats Cuz
    I’m so proud of you

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  10. Anne Coppin August 2, 2017 at 6:02 am

    Congrats Cuz
    I’m so proud of you

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  11. Anne Coppin August 2, 2017 at 6:02 am

    Congrats Cuz
    I’m so proud of you

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  12. Ivana Cardinale August 2, 2017 at 10:35 am

    As usual, all the bright Bajans go to UK or US and never comeback. We pay taxes for their scholarships to end up working overseas? with our taxes? In this case the US and OECS and paying, but… the US looks for the bright Bajans and keep them there? It’s time to end the invented levy for scholarships that we pay since last year and that we aren’t getting anything back.

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  13. Deborah August 2, 2017 at 10:36 am

    Congratulations!

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