I was a foreign language instructor to my American students at the University of Montana, Missoula (UM). I was part of an established South & South-East Asian Studies Program with a focus on India and several India-based courses. Through my presence on this campus, I helped to develop the foreign language program and increase overall student and faculty interest in Indian culture and society. I did enjoy interacting with the many different types of students, faculty, staff and community members in Montana. I represented India as a cultural ambassador on various occasions like festivals, culture fairs and so on. I also used my talents to fundraise for various NGOs and social service groups. Because of my various contributions to the University of Montana and Missoula community, I got selected for the UM Annual “2016 Distinguished Service & Outreach Award.” My Fulbright experience enriched me by equipping me with exceptional knowledge, a great skill-set and a positive attitude to become a more confident life skills coach and soft skills trainer.
Gaurav Misra – Fulbright to USA 2015