The International Educators Newspaper connected me in 2000 with a special education position at an American International School in Cairo, Egypt. After being accepted and attending orientation, I taught for two months. The former administrator had quit and took most students with him so they did not need me for three students. Aspersions led to a reason for letting me go, it was not an American school but an Egyptian school to teach rich students to obtain a degree in order to qualify for applying for positions in the United States. Given an equivalent air ticket, I instead traveled to Australia for three months. There, I had friends and returned to my former position for the next school year in Montrose, Colorado. During the next school year, I learned of another special education Fulbright teacher exchange in Ploiesti, Romania. My interview by Fulbright in Denver was so impressive and with my adaptability, it landed me the exchange in 2004 and 2005. It was a very fruitful and rewarding year.
Janet Chapman – Fulbright to Romania 2004-05