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 past 15 years have been an amazing success story of highly fruitful international collaboration between two universities facilitated by Fulbright Austria.
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.
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.
"Working on this puzzle, how landscapes influence rivers and fish, together in Seattle built bonds not only between scientists but also across our families..."
"On my second Fulbright, I was fortunate enough to go to Vienna, Austria, and work with wonderful people at the Research Institute of Wildlife Ecology. Again, the scientific research opportunities were wonderful, and I developed several great collaborations, but I was also fortunate enough to make friends with many people who also were interested in science, good food, and wine/beer!"