Making an Impact: Alumni Stories
"This is not meant to be a one-way street, mentors have much to learn from their mentees."
“[The Fulbright Specialist Program] gave me the opportunity for a deep dive in an exciting new place.”
“What I learned as a Fulbright Specialist, I was able to bring back to my current job in the U.S. and help my students in Seattle get real-world entrepreneurial experience.”
“This experience has allowed me to see that many minorities in different countries often experience the same challenges, although each country has unique issues as well.”
“We were looking for contemporary hands-on experience for our students. We definitely got it.”
“The experience had a huge impact on me personally and professionally.”
"I never felt that I was teaching; I always thought that I was learning."
"It was an incredible experience. Even though it's short, there is a professional network ready to work with you."
"Ideas are not a one way street."
"The work in South Africa is bringing home — quite literally — to my students, colleagues, and projects a sense of connection and immediacy with our local community and local needs."
"The Fulbright Specialist Program provided us with the opportunity to work one-on-one and try to kindle cross border cooperation in a more sustained way."
"It’s not enough that a child learns how to walk; they need to learn how to walk to school. That was the awareness I was trying to highlight."
"The experience can reenergize you in ways that you didn’t know you needed."
"It is something that will inform what I do with the rest of my life."
"It taught me what the world looks like from another point of view."
“I could have never gotten off for a semester. This was a game-changer.”