Fulbright Advice?

  • calibro

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    May 24, 2011 4:44 PM GMT
    So after picking Illinois State then picking Lafayette then picking UGA for my Ph.D., I have decided I will attend none of them next year because I was just awarded a Fulbright to Israel [insert hysterical squees here].

    I'm totally psyched (and bit perplexed that I was chosen because I don't remember sleeping with the committee...), but have tons of questions. Are there any Fulbright Alumni on this site? I know there are people I can ask through the organization, but I do have some questions specifically about being a gay guy abroad in this context that maybe some of you guys could help me with. Thanks as always.
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    May 24, 2011 7:19 PM GMT
    Hey man congrats! That is a huge honor. My roommate in college was a fullbright and I know how hard it is to be selected for that award. He went to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and actually met his current girlfriend there. Maybe you will do the same icon_smile.gif In the end of the day if its not the greatest atmosphere for you, its only a year of your life and I think you could stick it out for a year because it looks great on your resume and will be such a learning experience.
  • calibro

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    May 25, 2011 3:27 AM GMT
    collegeguy47 saidHey man congrats! That is a huge honor. My roommate in college was a fullbright and I know how hard it is to be selected for that award. He went to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and actually met his current girlfriend there. Maybe you will do the same icon_smile.gif In the end of the day if its not the greatest atmosphere for you, its only a year of your life and I think you could stick it out for a year because it looks great on your resume and will be such a learning experience.


    hmm... maybe i will meet his current girlfriend there... maybe i will... icon_wink.gif
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    May 25, 2011 4:12 AM GMT
    calibro said
    collegeguy47 saidHey man congrats! That is a huge honor. My roommate in college was a fullbright and I know how hard it is to be selected for that award. He went to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and actually met his current girlfriend there. Maybe you will do the same icon_smile.gif In the end of the day if its not the greatest atmosphere for you, its only a year of your life and I think you could stick it out for a year because it looks great on your resume and will be such a learning experience.


    hmm... maybe i will meet his current girlfriend there... maybe i will... icon_wink.gif


    alright in your case I meant boyfriend icon_smile.gif
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    May 25, 2011 4:15 AM GMT
    I'm a Fulbright procrastinator if that counts for anything. What that means is I had the chance to be a Fulbright scholar and was too lazy to fill out some papers and therefore was not. Yayyyy! It's bit me in the ass though, Fulbright scholars get some academic perks I could have used later on.
  • calibro

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    May 25, 2011 5:52 AM GMT
    collegeguy47 said
    calibro said
    collegeguy47 saidHey man congrats! That is a huge honor. My roommate in college was a fullbright and I know how hard it is to be selected for that award. He went to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and actually met his current girlfriend there. Maybe you will do the same icon_smile.gif In the end of the day if its not the greatest atmosphere for you, its only a year of your life and I think you could stick it out for a year because it looks great on your resume and will be such a learning experience.


    hmm... maybe i will meet his current girlfriend there... maybe i will... icon_wink.gif


    alright in your case I meant boyfriend icon_smile.gif


    hehe, i know.
  • calibro

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    May 25, 2011 5:53 AM GMT
    Ariodante saidI'm a Fulbright procrastinator if that counts for anything. What that means is I had the chance to be a Fulbright scholar and was too lazy to fill out some papers and therefore was not. Yayyyy! It's bit me in the ass though, Fulbright scholars get some academic perks I could have used later on.


    so you did the whole application and then just didn't do the final paperwork? did someone distract you with bacon?