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.
To be a Fulbrighter and a law student at this place is something special. Diversity, solidarity, and the public commitment of students and faculty are embraced and taken very seriously. These values also reflect the reasons why I aspired to become a part of the Fulbright Program.
“Fulbright was a truly unique and life-changing experience and it continues to have an impact on my professional and personal opportunities.”
"As I have – incidentally – just finished reading my “American Diary”, written beautifully in shorthand, I have so to speak re-experienced my stay in the States, but now I need a magnifying glass for reading."
"I am now, in private, an ambassador between America and Europe, and I keep sending friends to the US to see for themselves. Fulbright made that possible. Thank you very much!"
"I was deeply impressed by American ways of life, adherence to democratic principles, a culture of tolerance, mutual respect, self-critical evaluation of attitudes and behavior, readiness for reorientation and new starts after failure, optimistic outlook also under pressure, social responsibilities in society."
"[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."
"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."
"At the American university I experienced a completely different atmosphere. I felt a real interest by professors in helping students reach their best..."
"Hardly does a day go by without applying 'adaptive leadership' concepts I was introduced to ... while studying at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government"
"... 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."
"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."