Fulbright Families

A Fulbright is a life-changing experience for families as well as individuals! Below, Fulbright Students and Scholars write about the profound impact Fulbright has on families and share tips for making it all work.

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  1. We're reposting a Twitter pic from #Fulbright Scholar to France, Rachel Beatty Reidl. 
Rachel is a Political Science Professor at @northwesternu in Chicago, who has brought her family with her to #France for her Fulbright. 
Did you bring dependents with you during your Fulbright? 
#fulbrightfamilies #Paris
    We're reposting a Twitter pic from #Fulbright Scholar to France, Rachel Beatty Reidl. Rachel is a Political Science Professor at @northwesternu in Chicago, who has brought her family with her to #France for her Fulbright. Did you bring dependents with you during your Fulbright? #fulbrightfamilies #Paris
  2. When Anna Larsen, a 2010 Fulbright U.S. Scholar to Argentina, traveled with her two children to Argentina, their Spanish language skills were "close to non-existent." With the help of their community in Argentina, they quickly picked up the language and have continued to study it after returning to the United States.
  3. Leah Larsen, who accompanied her mother Anna Larsen on a Fulbright to Argentina, describes how her life was impacted by spending a year abroad. "I’ve learned how to approach new tasks in new environments, how to be more independent and not shy away from things I have not become familiar with yet," she writes.
  4. "Being here with my son has been wonderful for us to have the opportunity to have what in some ways is a grand adventure. When you are a family, you get to know a place in a whole different way." Elizabeth Duclos-Orsello, a 2015 Fulbright U.S. Scholar to Greece, traveled with her son to Greece where she taught American Studies at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
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  7. Before Allison Adrian began her 2015-2016 Fulbright U.S. Scholar award to Ecuador, she didn't think of her family as adaptable. But her three children quickly acclimated, thriving in school, enjoying after-school activities and making friends in the neighborhood.
  8. There are many things to consider when you live abroad with your family. Loretta Brady, a 2012-2013 Fulbright U.S. Scholar to Cyprus, shares practical advice for how her family of seven made the most of their Fulbright experience.
  9. Michael Goldberg traveled with his family on his 2012 Fulbright U.S. Scholar award to Vietnam. He describes the support their family received and how it was a wonderful experience for his children.
  10. Michael Goldberg Fulbright Scholar 2012
  11. By @the_fulbright_program "This #ThrowbackThursday post is from Olga Angulo and Melvin Pinto.

These two #Fulbright #ExchangeAlumni from #Panama and El Salvador respectively, met and fell in love while they were Fulbrighters back in 1990.

In Olga's words:
"We met in Morgantown, West Virginia at West Virginia University in 1990.  After we finished our program we went back to our respective countries. I started to work with #USAID and the Panamanian government in training government employees in economy, English and computer science.  Melvin stayed in San Salvador (El Salvador) as a computer analyst in the private sector.  Later we got married and established our home and work in Panama." #ExchangeOurWorld #ElSalvador #FulbrightFamilies #WVU" via @PhotoRepost_app
    By @the_fulbright_program "This #ThrowbackThursday post is from Olga Angulo and Melvin Pinto. These two #Fulbright #ExchangeAlumni from #Panama and El Salvador respectively, met and fell in love while they were Fulbrighters back in 1990. In Olga's words: "We met in Morgantown, West Virginia at West Virginia University in 1990. After we finished our program we went back to our respective countries. I started to work with #USAID and the Panamanian government in training government employees in economy, English and computer science. Melvin stayed in San Salvador (El Salvador) as a computer analyst in the private sector. Later we got married and established our home and work in Panama." #ExchangeOurWorld #ElSalvador #FulbrightFamilies #WVU" via @PhotoRepost_app
  12. When 2003 Fulbright U.S. Scholar to Taiwan and Alumni Ambassador Brian Sajko brought his family on his Fulbright, he had no idea how much their lives would change. "My kids were young when we went and now they have become world "experiencers," having gone to locations and becoming friends with people across the globe," he writes. "They now understand and seek to understand the world...all this was cemented in them because Fulbright allowed us to be together as a family and Taiwan embraced us as such."
  13. This was not what I envisioned when I applied for a #Fulbright award last year ! But now Baby Nathanaël will always get to tell his own #fulbright70 story - born in Rabat, Morocco, 16 February 2016. Giving new meaning to #fulbrightfamily ...
    This was not what I envisioned when I applied for a #Fulbright award last year ! But now Baby Nathanaël will always get to tell his own #fulbright70 story - born in Rabat, Morocco, 16 February 2016. Giving new meaning to #fulbrightfamily ...
  14. What's life like for a Fulbrighter's spouse? Terry Tucker, a 2015 Fulbright U.S. Scholar to Jordan, was joined by her husband David Tucker during her Fulbright award. David discusses how being in Jordan enables him to work towards Senator Fulbright's mission to strengthen cultural ties through educational exchanges.
  15. #Fulbright U.S. Student Researcher Laura Hayward (@haywadfabulous), posted this “Family Lab Selfie” with her parents. They came to visit Laura in her host country of #Australia.

#STEMatState #FulbrightFamilies #repost
    #Fulbright U.S. Student Researcher Laura Hayward (@haywadfabulous), posted this “Family Lab Selfie” with her parents. They came to visit Laura in her host country of #Australia. #STEMatState #FulbrightFamilies #repost
  16. Liz Bergey, 2007-2008 Fulbright U.S. Scholar to Thailand, was excited for her children to experience living in Thailand, and they made the most of their time there. Her children loved their time there so much that years later, her daughter went back to Thailand as a particpant in the Kenndy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study Abroad Program.
  17. Here is a #throwbackthursday #repost from Fulbright Alumni @mln.hrbl! 
Thanks for sharing your #nationalpark and #fulbrightfamily 
Photo! 
Original caption:
"#fulbright #2009 #rockymountains"
#FindYourPark #tbt #ExchangeAlumni #exchangeourworld #FulbrightCzechRepublic
    Here is a #throwbackthursday #repost from Fulbright Alumni @mln.hrbl! Thanks for sharing your #nationalpark and #fulbrightfamily Photo! Original caption: "#fulbright #2009 #rockymountains" #FindYourPark #tbt #ExchangeAlumni #exchangeourworld #FulbrightCzechRepublic
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