Stories

Our Fulbrighters and CSPers have inspired and impressed us throughout the years. These blog posts were written by our program participants and will give you a glimpse into the Fulbright and CSP experience in the United States and the Netherlands.

Hannah Banks

“A Reflection of My Fulbright Year” by Hannah Banks   As the first year of my master’s program in Global Health: Research comes to a close at Vrije Universiteit (VU) in Amsterdam, I’m left reflecting on my Fulbright year as it is also ending in just a few short months. Thinking back to the beginning…

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Jennifer Motter

“Archived Travels” by Jennifer Motter I will never forget the first class of my senior seminar at the University of Pittsburgh in 2018. The professor posed a simple question to the class, “why did you decide to become History majors?” For me, the answer was easy. I wanted to study history because knowing the past…

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Kendra Gordillo

Kendra Gordillo’s Fulbright experience   Hi all! My name is Kendra, and I’m a 2023-2024 Fulbrighter to the Netherlands. I study Philosophy, Bioethics and Health at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Before pursuing my Master’s here, I studied Genetics with a minor in Philosophy at Clemson University in South Carolina.   My Fulbright experience has been nothing…

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Unconventional Wisdom – Fardo Eringa

“Unconventional Wisdom”. Met dit motto wekte Rice University mijn nieuwsgierigheid. Het leek mij een uitgelezen plek om mijn eigen onconventionele onderzoek naar Michael Jackson-pelgrims verder te ontwikkelen. Ik werd niet teleurgesteld: Rice, met haar brede beschouwing van religie, bleek goed te passen bij mij en mijn onderwerp. Gedurende het Spring-semester van 2019 ervoer ik Rice…

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