Fulbright Success Stories


From the personal to the professional, Fulbright creates lasting, meaningful connections in a complex and changing world. The relationships Fulbrighters build foster mutual understanding between the United States and people from around the world, advance knowledge across communities, and improve lives.

In a changing world, Fulbright's mission is more important than ever. We aim to build mutual understanding and stronger communities in the U.S. and across the world. By living and learning together in diverse communities, Fulbrighters build new connections, forming critical linkages and a better understanding of other perspectives. Fulbrighters are critical in helping carry positive change into the future- one connection at a time.

Fulbright Foreign Students teach Americans about their cultures, enrich their education, advance their careers, and contribute to a more peaceful world. During their Fulbright program, all students participate in community service to give back to their host communities, build a global network, and increase their skillsets so once they return home, they can create positive impact and change in their home communities.

The stories below are just a selection of powerful, real stories from our current students and alumni who create lasting connections for a more peaceful world. To read more stories, please visit our Medium page

Kamar
Kamar, Lebanon
MA Anthropology, Texas State University.
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.
Dalal, West Bank
MA Journalism, University of Arizona
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.
Dalal, West Bank
Manar, Gaza
MA International Relations, New York University
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.

A Year In The Fulbright Life Profiles

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.

From the personal to the professional, Fulbright creates lasting, meaningful connections in a complex and changing world. The relationships Fulbrighters build foster mutual understanding between the United States and people from around the world, advance knowledge across communities, and improve lives.

In a changing world, Fulbright's mission is more important than ever. We aim to build mutual understanding and stronger communities in the U.S. and across the world. By living and learning together in diverse communities, Fulbrighters build new connections, forming critical linkages and a better understanding of other perspectives. Fulbrighters are critical in helping carry positive change into the future- one connection at a time.

Fulbright Foreign Students teach Americans about their cultures, enrich their education, advance their careers, and contribute to a more peaceful world. During their Fulbright program, all students participate in community service to give back to their host communities, build a global network, and increase their skillsets so once they return home, they can create positive impact and change in their home communities.

The stories below are just a selection of powerful, real stories from our current students and alumni who create lasting connections for a more peaceful world. To read more stories, please visit our Medium page

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