Fulbright Information Session

Fulbright Information Session

On November 13, I went to a Fulbright Information Session with Bushra informing us on all that Fulbright has to entail!

To be honest, I was completely surprised at what I learned about Fulbright. I feel a little dumb because I had no idea that this scholarship was something awarded to people who were about to graduate from college or recent college graduates– but it honestly made me more excited.

The reason that I was so excited is because it just means there is another opportunity for me to possibly be able to travel abroad.

For those of you that do not know what Fulbright is, according to https://us.fulbrightonline.org/about/fulbright-us-student-program…

“The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs.  A candidate will submit a Statement of Grant Purpose defining activities to take place during one academic year in a participating country outside the U.S.

During their grants, Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences.  The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think. Through engagement in the community, the individual will interact with their hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding.”

It is insane that there are such opportunities like this in this country and I truly cannot wait for the opportunity to apply when I am getting closer to graduation!

I mean, I could be teaching students from a surplus of countries how to speak English while also being immersed into their cultures… cool right?