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Are there Goldfish in South Africa?

#Fulbright U.S. Scholar Daniel Kiel and his family traveled to the southern hemisphere to find out!

"It had been several months since I learned of our Fulbright award and what had once seemed an exhilarating opportunity to break out of our comfort zone was now being bogged down by the endless pragmatic questions involved in uprooting a family to a foreign...
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Creating Cultural Connections as a Fulbright Family | Fulbright Scholar Program

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01/16/2017 at 18:04. Facebook
How are you spending #MLKday?

Last year, #Fulbright Foreign Student Nadia volunteered in her Massachusetts host community at a local school!

In the United States, Martin Luther King Day is designated a national day of service. Americans are encouraged to celebrate “a day on, not a day off” in honor of King’s commitment to improving the lives of others.
The Fulbright Program
01/16/2017 at 11:44. Facebook
Today, the #Fulbright Program honors champions of the civil rights movement on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day! #MLKday is celebrated across the U.S. as a day of service where people take time to volunteer in their communities.

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Pictured: Fulbright Student Radja visits the #MLK Memorial...
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01/15/2017 at 15:04. Facebook
Congratulations, Sia Kyriakakos, on your nomination as finalist for National Teacher of the Year!

#Fulbright alumna Sia Kyriakakos did her Fulbright in Greece, studying performance art. She is a world-renowned artist whose work was part of the 2004 Olympic Games in Greece. She is now a high school art teacher in Baltimore, sharing her love of the arts with her students.

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Baltimore art educator named finalist for National Teacher of the Year

The Fulbright Program
01/14/2017 at 08:25. Facebook
Who is your #Fulbright hero?

This Saturday, we want to know who inspires you! Fulbright grantees and alumni are involved in some of the most inventive and innovative projects around the world. Through their research, teaching, and studies, Fulbright alumni are engaged in finding solutions to our shared international concerns, addressing critical global challenges across the globe!

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The Fulbright Program
01/13/2017 at 13:04. Facebook
This week, the White House announced two new appointments to the #Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board: Markos Kounalakis and Mark Pryor.

Welcome to the #Fulbright Program, Markos and Mark!

Learn more about the FFSB: [ State.gov Link ]

President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts

The Fulbright Program
01/12/2017 at 13:07. Facebook
Who travels in Africa and is taking his specs? Tim McDonnell!

#Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellow Tim McDonnell is traveling across Africa on a mission to document the impact of climate change on farmers in Kenya, Uganda, and Nigeria.

"My goal is to investigate all corners of this story [about climate change] and tell it through the voices of the Kenyans, Ugandans,...
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Hidden forests, crashed wedding, and cute puppies: Photo highlights from Kenya

My favorite photos from the first three months of my Fulbright-National Geographic Storytelling fellowship in Kenya covering climate change impacts to food s...

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01/11/2017 at 11:19. Facebook
Where in the World is Abdul Moiz?

Fulbright Foreign Student Abdul Moiz had a chance to do a bit of traveling during his winter break. Abdul Moiz is a master's candidate at The George Washington University studying Environmental and Energy Management.

Answer: Abdul Moiz is "living on the edge" at the Teotihuacan pyramids in Mexico!

Thank you to everyone who shared their guesses!
The #Fulbright Program is looking for experts to apply for our Roster of Specialists!

The Fulbright Specialist Program is a unique opportunity for U.S. academics and established professionals to engage in two- to six-week, project-based exchanges at host institutions across the globe.

Learn more: [ Worldlearning.org Link ]

Fulbright Specialist Program

Congratulations to this year's leading young change-makers and innovators recognized by Forbes Under 30, including five #Fulbright alumni!

This year's #30Under30 include Adina Appelbaum, Anna Therese Day, Emilia Javorsky, Gloria Tavera, and Noam Angrist!

Learn more about how these Fulbrighters are changing our world for the better:
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Dr. Hope Jahren, three-time #Fulbright alumna, shares life lessons from her own experience as a scientist and a woman in her field (geobiology) in her memoir #LabGirl.

"A seed knows how to wait ... Each beginning is the end of a waiting. We are each given exactly one chance to be. Each of us is both impossible and inevitable. Every replete tree was first a seed that waited."

Hope Jahren, The ‘Lab Girl’

"Language and culture are constantly molding each other."
-#Fulbright U.S. Student alumnus Janesh Rahlan

It's time for your Saturday question!

Today, we want to know what other languages do you speak?

Learning a new language can help each of us better understand the unfamiliar, our cultures and each other.

Learn more about how you can apply for the Fulbright Program: [ State.gov Link ]

Lost in Translation | Janesh Rahlan | TEDxNorthwesternU

Janeh's TEDx talk, Lost in Translation: The Importance of Language in Cultural Exchange, focuses on the importance of language learning as a means to bridge ...

#DYK: China was the first country to sign a #Fulbright agreement with the United States on November 10, 1947. The first American Fulbright grantee was Derk Bodde, a well-known Sinologist at the University of Pennsylvania, who worked on a translation of Chinese philosophy.

Photo courtesy of the University of Arkansas​ Special Collections.

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If you listen to news radio in KP or FATA, the broadcast you are listening to may have been produced by The Hubert H Humphrey Fellowship Program alumnus Said Nazir, co-founder and managing editor of Radiotnn.

"I learned at NPR [how to produce a 90 second or 2-minute news bulletin for radio] and I am using those skills to produce two-minute news segments for delivery via mobile phone in...
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Humphrey Alumnus Delivers News in Rural Pakistan | Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program

It's time for Where in the World Wednesday!

Tailgating and cheers are a huge part of college football in the United States. Enjoyed by thousands at every game, #Fulbright visiting students and scholars are no exception to the cheering crowd! This year, Fulbright Visiting Scholar Professor Chakraborty also got to enjoy the rich campus life of which football is an integral part.

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The #Fulbright experience is more than research and books. Fulbrighters connect with their host communities in a huge variety of ways, making lasting connections from unexpected encounters.

"These unexpected and spontaneous encounters can often lead to fruitful interactions and collaborations in the future."

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Building and Sustaining Faculty Collaborations: Perspectives from a Fulbright U.S Scholar in Colombia | Fulbright Scholar Program

Did you make any #resolutions for this year?

If one of your New Year's resolutions is to apply for #Fulbright this year, check out some advice from Nick Brown, one of our Fulbright alumni who went to Colombia!

Learn more: [ State.gov Link ]

Five Tips for Fulbright Applicants and Grantees from a Fulbright Alumnus to Colombia

This #Fulbright alumna makes sure her New Year's celebrations include traditional Japanese cuisine.

“In Japan, (New Year’s) is a time for family reunions in a big, big way," [Jennifer Farkas] said.

How are you celebrating this New Year's Day?

Japanese traditions for yearly celebration focus on make-ahead food

Happy New Year from the #Fulbright Program!
As 2016 winds to a close, it's time for your Saturday question!

Around the world, the countdown to 2017 is underway. We want to know, what is your favorite New Year's tradition?

Some traditions are shared by whole communities or just with families. As we ring in the new year, we want to know how you are going to be celebrating!