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 must say that my Fulbright scholarship was a most decisive factor for my further professional life. ... And I am glad to see that more than half a century later, Fulbright Austria continues stronger than ever!
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."
"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."
" ... 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."
"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."