Bridget Gillespie

Fulbright Friend

During my first week at Leith Academy in Edinburgh, I received a phone call from Bridget, a member of the local “Exchange Club”. The person in charge of the club was indisposed and Bridget took on the responsibility of alerting my husband and me to events, outings, etc. She made us feel welcome, and introduced us to other “world-traveler teachers.” Over the course of that year (2000-2001), and throughout the past 22 years, we have cemented our friendship with frequent trans-Atlantic visits, and hosting each other’s family and friends.
By Sheila Madden Bridant