Guidelines for contributions

Sharing Your Fulbright Experience and Its Impact

Thank you for sharing your Fulbright story on our blog!

The purpose of the blog is to advocate for the Fulbright Program, showcase the work of our local Fulbright alumni and grantees, and to give our Fulbright community an opportunity to share their Fulbright stories. Please make sure you frame the content of your post in a positive way.

The following disclaimer will be added to your post:
The content of this blog post reflects the author’s views, and not necessarily the views of the Fulbright Association nor of the San Diego Fulbright Chapter.

We offer the questions below as some inspiration and guidelines for the content, but feel free to focus on what is important to you. The post should be around 100-500 words. Please send a portrait of yourself and any pictures you would like to share as separate files in JPEG format with good resolution. Your draft can be emailed to nkaldhol[at]ucsd[dot]edu.

Please note that for now, we are not requesting opinion articles. Please refrain from using this blog for negative partisan political statements.

Fulbrighters of the 2019-2020 cohort: your Fulbright experience was very different from what you had imagined. We all feel for you. Please contact us up front to discuss your ideas for a post and how it might fit in on our blog.

 

Questions for current grantees in the US

Name and title:
When is your grant period?
What is your host institution and field of study?
What nation/state and institution is your home of origin?
Why did you decide to study/teach/research in the US?
How did you become interested in San Diego and your host institution?
What do you hope to gain out of your experience here, academically and personally?
Describe your work. What is the topic of your project? How does it fit in with your overall work/research agenda/teaching philosophy?
Tell us a little bit about your home country. What can we learn from your culture? Tell us an interesting thing about your home country that you think that nobody knows.
What was one defining moment in your academic career that shaped who you are now?
How has your Fulbright experience shaped you?
What does international exchange mean to you?
Do you have any advice to share with future Fulbright grantees in San Diego? What is the best tip you have for adapting to the lifestyle in San Diego?
What is the most important thing that you have learned from American culture?

Questions for alumni

Name and title:
When was your grant period?
As a grantee, what was your host country, institution and field of study? What nation/state and institution was your home of origin?
As an alum, what is your current position, institution and field of study?
Why did you decide to study/teach/research in your host country?
How did you become interested in your host country and institution?
Describe your work. What was the topic of your project? How does it fit in with your overall work/research agenda/teaching philosophy?
What did you gain out of your experience there, academically and personally?
Tell us a bit about your host country. What did you learn from your experience with this culture?
What was a defining moment in your academic career that shaped who you are now?
How has your Fulbright experience shaped you?
What does international exchange mean to you?
Do you have any advice to share with future Fulbrighters?
Would you be interested in serving as a mentor to current Fulbright grantees be they scholars or students?