In 1945, Senator J. William Fulbright from Arkansas proposed a bill that would fund the “promotion of international good will through the exchange of students in the fields of education, culture, and science.” A year later, President Harry Truman signed the bill into law, and the Fulbright program was born.
The goal of the Fulbright program is to “increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.” With that mission in mind, the purpose of this blog is to help friends, family, colleagues, and other curious readers learn more about an incredibly interesting and unique Bulgarian culture.
Like most of you, I knew almost nothing about Bulgaria before applying for this grant. While I’ve learned a little about the language, economy, and people since then, I realize that I’ve hardly scratched the surface of a rich and dynamic culture. I am eager to continue learning and look forward to sharing those experiences with you through this blog. I’d encourage you to use the comments section to ask questions, post your thoughts, share your advice, and send your encouragement throughout my journey. Because fulfilling the Fulbright mission is so important to me, I’m committed to responding to every post!
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The Fulbright program is managed by the U.S. State Department. This is not a Department of State website, and the views and opinions presented are my own and do not represent to the Fulbright Program or U.S. Department of State.