2018 Insight Trip to Mexico

2018 Insight Trip to Mexico

The Fulbright Association’s first Insight Trip to Mexico brought together thirty Fulbrighters and friends of international education for four days of cultural exploration, engagement, and networking. Starting directly after the end of the Association’s annual conference in Puebla, the trip gave participants the opportunity to forge a stronger connection with Mexico outside of the conference venues. “Our traveling group was as diverse in background, Fulbright experience in the world, and age, as any we’ve had,

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November 29, 2018 0

2018 Service Corps Trip to Malawi

2018 Service Corps Trip to Malawi

In July of 2018, the Fulbright Association returned to Malawi for its second Service Corps Trip in the country, following a successful program in 2017. Eleven participants, ranging from age 12 to age 74, met in Lilongwe City to work with nonprofit organization LEAD SEA (Leadership for Environment and Development in Southern and Eastern Africa) on Pathways to Peace projects to promote sustainability, global health, and education initiatives. The participants represented a diverse demographic, including

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August 24, 2018 0

Service Trip to Albania, Macedonia, and Greece — Reflections by Kathy Parkison

Service Trip to Albania, Macedonia, and Greece — Reflections by Kathy Parkison

“All you have to do is twist the silver wire into curliques and shapes to fill the mold.” The artisan expressed how “easy” it was, walked away and left me struggling with the tweezers, the incredibly fine silver wire, the mold and a less than perfect understanding of how filigree was made. Turns out, you need to have enough curliques and ovals and circles so that they will stay in the mold when the mold

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June 13, 2018 0

Learning Through Service: The 2018 Service Corps Trip to Vietnam

Learning Through Service: The 2018 Service Corps Trip to Vietnam

Fulbrighters and friends traveled to Hanoi in April for the Fulbright Association’s 2018 Service Corps Trip to Vietnam. In partnership with the local volunteer organizations of Friends for Asia and the Center for Sustainable Development Studies, participants contributed to several service projects with the Vietnamese community, studied and explored important historical and cultural sites, and had the opportunity to network with Fulbrighters in Vietnam. Participants divided into two groups for the service project. The first taught English

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April 30, 2018 0

2017 Insight Trip to India Builds on Fulbright Connections

2017 Insight Trip to India Builds on Fulbright Connections

Participants on our Insight Trip to India arrived in New Delhi last week, eager to experience the nation’s vibrant culture and connect with local communities. During one of their first days in country, they visited Old Delhi, where they walked along the bustling commercial street Chandni Chowk, explored the spice markets, rode a pedal rickshaw, and toured Jami Masjid, the oldest and largest mosque in India. Later that afternoon, they visited the Anandvan community, where

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November 28, 2017 0