|Being a Fulbright Scholar|
Benjamin Franklin once said: “if you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write things worth reading or do things worth writing”. Living just for existence has never been the objective of my life. I have always believed that if passionate people are placed in an environment where they are able to do what they love any goal can be achieved.
More than what I have learned in my past professional experiences, it has been the two years I spent in the US as Fulbright scholar that shaped the person I am today. Studying and living in the US has provided me with a strong and subtle academic and professional background in marketing communications, plucked up my courage to learn more about different cultures, meet new people from all walks of life and utilize my skills to develop new ones.
Besides, pursuing my Masters’ degree in Integrated Marketing Communications within a fully cultural city such as Chicago and surrounded by a stimulating university environment such as Roosevelt University has offered me an excellent way to contribute my bit to the life long process of development and dissemination of knowledge.
Now that my Fulbright journey is heading toward an end, I see myself taking part in Libya’s historic economic and political transition, perhaps not ideologically, but rather as a pragmatic and responsible individual, who, through their actions may help to facilitate the flouring of human interaction and connectivity.
As a Libyan Fulbright student, my two years in US has changed me into a woman with a more original point of view and has given me a broader perspective to a good understanding of life and more goals to aim for in the future, goals that shall strengthen my professional career and consequently fulfilling a long held dream to serve my homeland, Libya.
|The Morgan Library and Museum, New York City|
|The LincoIn Memorial, DC|
|The Art Institute of Chicago|
|The Beautiful Chicago|
|Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, Virginia|