The Fulbright Scholarship is one of those amazing opportunities that I read about before college and thought, “Wow, wouldn’t that be an amazing opportunity? But I have no idea how to apply for something that prestigious!” I am so thankful that being a GEF means I have so much support in my application process, because Fulbright would be my #1 choice after I finish my undergraduate degrees.
This year’s Global Engagement Day included a session on Fulbright and the Peace Corps. While I don’t think the Peace Corps would be the best fit for me, I was glad to attend the information session on Fulbright. Hearing from someone who received a Fulbright Scholarship themselves was both helpful and encouraging, since it made the possibility seem all the more attainable.
My current plan is to apply for a graduate-study Fulbright in Germany, which is one of the leading countries in both physics and the European Space Agency. One of the career goals I have considered is to work for ESA someday, so getting a head start by studying in Germany would be a great opportunity. And even though a lot of science graduate programs and research in Europe are actually conducted in English, I would be able to speak German in my everyday life.
I’m really excited to work on my Fulbright application in the coming months, and hopefully to make it through the application rounds!