You’re going to Bosnia, right?

Ummmmm, no. Believe it or not, this is a question I get quite often. Bosnia-Herzegovina is a country in Europe and I’m going to Botswana, in southern Africa. You’re probably wondering how any American (we’re so gifted in geography) could confuse the two. Well, I did send someone to Bosnia (OK, it wasn’t really me…

A Full Head…and Heart

At the beginning of this month, I flew to Washington, DC for Fulbright Teacher Orientation Workshop. This had been something I looked forward to since receiving the selection email in April. After a weekend of fun with my good friend Dana (heyyyy girl), I spent the next four days inhaling everything Fulbright. Here are the highlights/observations/stats:…

What’s a Fulbright? Part II

Waiting. More waiting. It’s no secret that you’re going to be waiting a long time to hear anything about your Fulbright application. The Fulbright DAT website lists the process as: In my experience, the process was fairly accurate. I submitted my application on November 3 (ONE WHOLE DAY EARLY!! WOOT WOOT). By January, I assumed I…

What’s a Fulbright? Part I

After studying abroad in Barcelona and student teaching in Krakow, I knew I wanted to apply for a Fulbright the second I graduated from college. At that time, it was the Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program and I wasn’t eligible. You needed a Master’s degree and years of full-time teaching experience. Rats. Fast forward five years, I received an email…

April 5, 2016

So there I was, sitting in my classroom listening to my TA drone on and on about baseball when I refreshed my email (for the one millionth time) and saw it: Fulbright Application: Selection Update. HOLY BUCKETS. IS THIS REAL LIFE? It took me five seconds to read “Congratulations” and I was running out of the…