The program did not only have a positive impact on my own professional development; it also enabled me to inspire people in the US, whom I would have…
The program did not only have a positive impact on my own professional development; it also enabled me to inspire people in the US, whom I would have never met without being awarded the Fulbright scholarship.
Fulbright's goal of fostering global friendships definitely was true in my case, and my life has been enriched by this amazing opportunity!
The past 15 years have been an amazing success story of highly fruitful international collaboration between two universities facilitated by Fulbright Austria.
I must say that my Fulbright scholarship was a most decisive factor for my further professional life. ... And I am glad to see that more than half a century later, Fulbright Austria continues stronger than ever!
The opportunity to be immersed in that experience was inspirational for my own work... My Fulbright experience gave me the confidence to move forwards with this project with courage and determination knowing that I have the support of my new animation community.
I am truly grateful for the experiences I have been able to have. Joining the Fulbright Program can be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, but it can also open doors to opportunities I never thought I would have.
When I was invited to consider a Fulbright-sponsored professorship at the University of Vienna during the fall of 1990, I chose to do that rather than to continue my deanship responsibilities at the City College of New York of the City University of New York, as I figured this experience could offer me further opportunities to support faculty and students.
Wherever I find myself later this year, next year, or more down the road, I will remember this story and the many my year as a USTA has provided.
I have been able to volunteer with refugees from around the world through several organizations ... I am grateful that serving as a US teaching assistant in Austria has made this experience possible.
We were both excited about our year in Vienna but also anxious about having a child born abroad. We wondered what health care would be like in Vienna, what it would be like being first-time parents, and what it would be like to live in a country where we didn't speak the language.
Before leaving for the US, I’d had a lot of ideas about how Fulbright would influence my life and career and how I would like to structure my stay and travel the country. Most of the things I’d planned in advance were quickly thrown overboard, and my plans had to change.
Without the Fulbright Program, I never would have ended up applying to the Central European University. The friendships and memories I made during my time with Fulbright Austria will always be some of the sweetest that I have.
I definitely got a typical US campus university experience at CSB-SJU. But the great thing is I got even more than that."
I was able to play the amazing organs in Austria and at the same time travel with our pop group and become thoroughly immersed in Austrian culture. The experiences I received in Austria continue to shape the way I perform, teach, and direct.
I arrived at the idyllic, tucked-away liberal-arts campus of Saint John’s University in Collegeville in mid-August and was treated with a perfectly coordinated welcome and, on top of that, four gorgeous weeks of nicely tempered summer in the upper Midwest. Not only was the weather fine for the most part; the small community at SJU (1,900 students) and its sister College of Saint Benedict proved to be extremely caring and definitely lived up to their trademark “Minnesota nice” way of life.
Das Fulbright-Programm hat mir nicht nur die Möglichkeit gegeben, in das Bildungs- und Universitätswesen der USA einzutauchen, neue Kontakte zu knüpfen und Unterrichtserfahrung zu sammeln, sondern auch die Vielfalt der Vereinigten Staaten kennenzulernen.
My Fulbright award allowed me to interview members of the Archduke’s family, other Habsburg descendants, and people across Austria and Germany impacted by the Second World War and the Holocaust. It has been said by many people, in many places, over many years that having a Fulbright is a life-changing experience. That has certainly been the case for me.