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…
I'm just so glad that I shared the space in an extravagantly beautiful city with people from so many places with their own stories.
I can't recommend the Fulbright Scholar Program highly enough. I found it an incredibly stimulating opportunity, life changing in many ways. The…
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.
"As Mark Twain said, 'Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness…' Surely, the best way that we can work to break down stereotypes and mutual misunderstandings is through living abroad, experiencing other ways of life, and directly interacting with people whose backgrounds and experiences differ from our own. This is one of the reasons that the Fulbright Program is so important."
"As a direct result of my Vienna study, I completed my Stanford University dissertation on, and performed five of Mozart’s Concert Arias..."
"This year proved not only to be the basis for a whole new perspective on academics, music, the arts, on life, but also paved the way for my future. Without having had this international experience from which I learned about a new culture, perfected a new language, was introduced to new ways of thinking, I would have never become the open‐minded, tolerant, internationally involved academic and artist that I have become."
"It struck me in that moment, that being a Fulbrighter—a "cultural and academic ambassador" with the mission of mutual understanding between cultures—is tied directly to Dr. King's message, and I would be the messenger of that dream..."
"When the 1986 Fulbrighters were graciously offered a chance to meet with then President Kirschläger, we were each allowed to ask him a question..."