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…
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.
"If I had to decide on the most rewarding year in my (adult) life, it would be without a doubt my year as a Fulbright teaching assistant ..."
"...I knew that I would have exciting opportunities to teach in one of the world's most engaging cities. I did not know, however, that my experience would lead to more than 25 years of collaboration, international programs, and scholarly work..."
"... there are so many things that cost nothing: the wonderful friendship of so many people, the beautiful countryside of Ohio, my classes, studying in the library and at home, the smell of popcorn ..., and especially my deep feeling of gratitude toward all those people who contributed to my scholarship."
"I don't know if I will have the opportunity to live [in today´s Vienna] as I did the city of decades past, but I still dream of it ... It gave my succeeding career enormous depth and diversity of knowledge. Nothing short of a Fulbright could have ever been so formative and inspiring."
"[I] taught several courses on Balkan history to American students during the 1990s, when the Balkan region was in the news every night. Without the generosity of the program, I would not have had the same grasp on that history ..."
"During my first year as a USTA, I was assigned to a Gymnasium that both students and teachers described to me as one of the city's worst. That wasn't at all my experience."
"Looking at the pictures from a recent Austrian Studies Conference I hosted ..., I am reminded of the importance of the support of the Fulbright for so many scholars of Austrian Studies."
"I spoke with the U.S. Ambassador Alexa Wesner and entrepreneur Selma Prodanovic on a panel on women entrepreneurs..."
"There is no doubt in my mind that my Fulbright experience was critical in shaping my professional development!"
"... being a Fulbright Student mattered a great deal to me in many ways: having the chance to get to know the United States by establishing lifelong personal friendships, by making professional contacts ..., and by participating in international meetings."
"These months in 1968/69, the beauty of the American West and my personal encounters with so many friendly and helpful people have filled my heart with gratitude until today."
“Being part of the Fulbright program and meeting so many wonderful people allowed me to experience the USA beyond the borders of my own discipline...”
"My career, my personal life, it’s all hard to imagine without the opportunities afforded to me by Fulbright Austria..."
"...my year was filled to the brim with amazing and wonderful events and people, and opened a world for me that I would never have known otherwise..."
"I am my lifetime grateful to the wonderful Fulbright Program which made a unique contribution to my successful professional career..."
"After dinner we all obtained an autograph of "Bill" Fulbright and were overwhelmed by his kindness..."