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.
"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..."
"Es war ein ausgesprochen charaktervoller Wagen, den ich in Seattle erworben hatte, und der meine drei österreichischen Kollegen und mich im Sommer 1957 um die ganzen Vereinigten Staten und Mexiko herumgeführt hatte..."
"I am ever so grateful to the Fulbright program and to the people who make it possible for my love of Austria, their literature, their history, their music and culture..."
"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."