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The Student Becomes the Teacher

Dom Caristi, Professor of Telecommunications, Ball State University 1994-1995 Fulbright U.S. Scholar to Slovenia; 2008-2009 Fulbright U.S. Scholar to Greece In 1995, my Fulbright award took me to Slovenia to teach U.S.-style journalism to a new country. Slovenia had become independent from Yugoslavia after a ten-day war in 1991, and a whole generation of journalists was learning to report free
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Fulbright Social Media Update: Twitter Accounts Merging

Do you follow the Fulbright Scholar Program on Twitter @FulbrightSchlrs? In order to help you find Fulbright-related content in one place, we are consolidating our Twitter accounts and will be moving Fulbright Scholar Program content from @FulbrightSchlrs to @FulbrightPrgrm beginning September 13, 2017. Be sure to follow @FulbrightPrgrm on Twitter for all things #Fulbright - including Fulbright
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3 Ways I’m Leveraging my Fulbright to Make an Impact

Monica Swahn, Professor of Public Health, Georgia State University 2016-2017 Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar to Uganda As I am in the middle of my second Fulbright U.S. Scholar Flex rotation (out of three) at the School of Public Health at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda, I have reflected on the many opportunities to serve more deliberately. This summer, my collaborators and I will seek support
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Building a Strong Professional Network and Lasting Ties Through a Fulbright Scholar Award

Daniel B. Hess, Professor, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University at Buffalo 2010-2011 Fulbright Scholar to Estonia In my pre-tenure career as an assistant professor, pressure to publish left me little time to explore new scholarly avenues, even though I had long wanted to better reflect comparative international perspectives in my urban planning scholarship. When my first
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Close Encounters (of the Fulbright Kind)

Dianne Morrison-Beedy, Professor of Nursing Education, University of South Florida 2016-2017 Fulbright U.S. Scholar to the United Kingdom A close. In Scotland you see these enclosed spaces or alleyways throughout the City of Edinburgh - Mary’s King Close, Advocate Close, World’s End Close, the list goes on and on. To be close. To come together, unite. One word - two meanings. For me, these
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The Fulbright Arctic Initiative: Expanding Networks and Opportunities

Linda Chamberlain, Founding Director & Public Health Scientist, Alaska Family Violence Prevention Project 2015-2016 Fulbright Arctic Initiative Scholar to Finland Working with different countries and cultures can transform how you approach your field of expertise forever. I recently returned to Finland to share findings from my Fulbright Arctic Initiative (FAI) research project. Although my FAI
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Experiencing the U.S. as a Fulbright Visiting Scholar

Ynoussa Maiga, Assistant Professor of Biology, University Ouaga 1 Pr Joseph KI-ZERBO 2016-2017 Fulbright Visiting Scholar from Burkina Faso to the University of South Florida I hold a PhD in Applied Biological Sciences focused on Biochemistry and Microbiology. As an environmental microbiologist, I am interested in microbial ecology, the fates of pathogens in water treatment systems, water quality
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Fulbright U.S. Scholar Opportunities in Europe/Eurasia

With an increasingly diverse offering of awards, opportunities abound for U.S. academics and professionals to engage in original and pioneering research and teaching activities in Europe/Eurasia through the Fulbright Scholar Program. Most countries in Europe/Eurasia welcome applications from any field of study and offer broad and flexible opportunities through All Disciplines, Science and
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Sharing My Culture Through the Outreach Lecturing Fund

Bushra Yasmin, Associate Professor of Economics, Fatima Jinnah Women University, Pakistan 2016-2017 Fulbright Visiting Scholar to Harvard University It was a matter of immense pleasure for me to step out from Boston’s chilly milieu to be welcomed by warm and pleasant weather and most notably my Outreach Lecturing Fund host, Daris Hale, Fulbright Scholar Liaison and Senior Lecturer School of Music
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