Day 8 – The Fulbright story

Day 8 – The Fulbright story

imgresA few days were spent in Washington, DC at a Fulbright orientation where I met hundreds of other Fulbright scholars preparing for departure to dozens of countries worldwide.  Since its beginnings in 1946, more than 360,000 Fulbrighters have participated in the Program.  According to Fulbright, alumni have become heads of state, judges, ambassadors, cabinet ministers, CEOs, and university presidents, as well as leading journalists, artists, scientists, and teachers. They have been awarded 53 Nobel Prizes.

I am enjoying the access and infrastructure that Fulbright gives to my research.  It is nice to have a budget and organizations supporting my work in country.  As soon as I arrive in Bolivia I will be meeting with my counterparts: Catholic University (UPB), the Institute for Advanced Development Studies (INESAD), the National Institute of Agricultural and Forestry Innovation (INIAF), the University of San Simon (UMSS), and PROINPA.

Due to cancelled flights, late flights and other American Airline delays, I am still not in Bolivia but hope to be there tonight!

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