The Fulbright Decision

The Fulbright decision came through on Tuesday, and it was not the one I was hoping to read: “Dear Ms. Furlong, “The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board has asked the Institute of International Education to inform you that you have not been selected for an award for the 2016-17 Fulbright U.S. Student Program.” When I read the first line, …

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One Step Closer…

Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue, and the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true. ~ Lyman Frank Baum Photo by Marco Koch, taken from the Trachselwald Castle in Canton Bern Last year I blogged about my dream of studying in Germany. I did nine months of background research and I networked with many professors on …

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A New Life Venture

Ever since I undertook an exciting new project, starting in January, I've been trying to find a good time to reveal this endeavor to you, my dear readers. On this Sunday evening, as spring is about to burst forth with blooms here in Western Massachusetts, I feel that time has arrived. I am applying for a Fulbright research grant to …

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