As a Fulbright scholar from Lebanon studying at Texas State University, I had the opportunity to create the first Ramadan event on my campus. During my time at Texas State, I became involved in my school’s International Office, and when I noticed there was no an event for the holy month of Ramadan, I was inspired to create one.
This summer I had a blast interning at The Northwest Explorer office which hosts the Tucson Local Media in Tucson, Arizona. Tucson Local Media is home to weekly newspapers that cover the areas of Oro Valley and Marana as well as other neighboring communities in Tucson. As the ten weeks went by, I came to realize the joy that comes with the responsibility of working as a news reporter.
After I finished my master’s in the United States, I went back to Gaza. One of the most important projects I have been working on has been teaching the English Access Microscholarship Program, funded by the U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem and administered by Amideast. I have never enjoyed teaching English as much as I do now, and I absolutely love working with teenagers on personal development and community engagement.
The Year in the Fulbright Life program is available for all current Fulbrighters administered through Amideast to participate in. It allows Fulbrighters to share what life is like in the United States with people around the world through short updates submitted monthly. Each Fulbright experience is unique, and no matter your country of origin, university placement, or field of study, every student has a story to tell. Click on any of the stories below to see what life in the United States is like for a few of our students. More stories can be found here.