I arrived in Tula de Allende on Friday, after completing four days of orientation in Mexico City with the other 110 Fulbright-García Robles grantees. I’ve enjoyed getting to know my new city and the place that I get to call home for the next nine months. Here are some of my first impressions and a… Read More Tula de Allende, Hidalgo
According to the initiative’s website, “100,000 Strong in the Americas” is “President Obama’s signature education initiative in the Western Hemisphere, is to increase the number of U.S. students studying in the Western Hemisphere to 100,000, and the number of Western Hemisphere students studying in the United States to 100,000 by 2020. The educational initiative is aimed… Read More “100,000 Strong in the Americas”
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the largest U.S. exchange program offering opportunities for students and young professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and primary and secondary school teaching worldwide. The program currently awards approximately 1,900 grants annually in all fields of study, and operates in more than 140 countries worldwide.… Read More What is Fulbright?
These are some of the books and essays that I’ve been reading as I prepare to leave for Mexico. Anyone who wants to learn more about the culture, politics and history of Mexico can use this brief list as a jumping-off point for further reading. El laberinto de la soledad (“The Labyrinth of Solitude”) by Octavio Paz (1948)… Read More Pre-Departure Readings