Over the course of the next year, you will live, research, or teach in a new corner of the world. You’ll form professional and personal connections that will not only enrich your lives –but will enrich America’s relationships overseas. There is no doubt you will face some challenges along the way, but you will go back home with irreplaceable stories and experiences that will be with you forever.
I hope you’re as excited for the experience that lies ahead as we are for you. And I hope you’d use this orientation as an opportunity to prepare yourself. Please take advantage of this extraordinary time abroad for you. This is your moment to do something special, to learn about a new culture, to explore the common bonds that unite all of humanity. I wish you the very best as you embark on your Fulbright experience.