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…
"This stay has changed my life and created an openness for different cultures between the US and Europe (or Austria in my case)"
"[M]y early Fulbright experience helped me immensely to follow a professional life full of new experiences with interesting people, seeing different and new ways of promoting the profession. Frankly, also on a personal basis this changed my way of life and that of my family ..."
"Fulbright offers opportunities so rich and decisive in academic and personal terms that depriving today's bright young people of this experience would unnecessarily limit their horizon at a time when we most need it to open."
"My stay ... widened my experience immensely in research, teaching, understanding the American educational system, and in appreciating the American way of life."
"... I was very happy when I got the Fulbright grant and spent a successful time at UVM, getting in contact with some extraordinary colleagues, visiting friends, doing research and giving lecture talks..."
"Many of my scholarly activities (conferences I organize, joint research) would not have been possible without the chances the Fulbright program offered me. And I dare say I have paid back some of it by speaking at American Universities and telling American students about Austria and Austrian culture..."
" ... I had a wonderfully rich year at the Art History department in Berkeley. Not only academically my time there was a big success, but I also met brilliant other scholars from different fields. I am still in contact with many, some became close friends."
"I won American and international friends. I shared exciting and often wonderful cross-cultural experiences. I became a friend of the American people ..."
"In all these fields my international experience, my sense for cooperation and mutual understanding have helped a lot. So all in all my Fulbright year had great influence on my personal thinking and my professional career."
"[I] remain committed to furthering the Fulbright ideals wherever I am: as a researcher, as an educator, as a human rights advocate, as a citizen of the world."
"At the American university I experienced a completely different atmosphere. I felt a real interest by professors in helping students reach their best..."
"As an Austrian with a European identity I am practicing global technology innovation, and it all started with a Fulbright scholarship to the US in 1986. This scholarship enabled me to become a global citizen, pushing technology development across borders."
"Hardly does a day go by without applying 'adaptive leadership' concepts I was introduced to ... while studying at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government"
"Als "Fulbrighter" ist es gar nicht so einfach ein einziges Erlebnis herauszupicken um die Quintessenz, aber auch die unterschiedlichen Facetten, eines Fulbright-Austausches zu beschreiben..."