A Beginner’s Guide to the Fulbright Experience

Part of the Jazz Festival that is done every year at Millennium Park, where you can picnic on the grass and listen to live music.
Chicago’s famous Deep Dish pizza.
Every winter, the city turns part of Millennium Park, Chicago’s most prominent park (and number one tourist attraction in the Midwest) into an ice skating rink. I had to relearn how to walk as an adult.
My first baseball game. The Chicago Cubs won the World Series for the first time in 108 years in 2016, during my first year in Chicago! The celebration in the city afterwards was legendary — the city estimated that 5 million people took to the streets to celebrate.
You will take so many pictures of your food, trust me. My attempt at “Palestinian Night” with friends.
My first Thanksgiving — fell in love with all the carbs! And all the pies!
During St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, where the Chicago River is dyed green.
My first Chicago Marathon in 2016
At the Brooklyn Bridge — New York, during Winter Break.
I often rode my bike downtown on the Lakefront Trail as a scenic form of exercise, or to wherever I was going, as a different way to experience the city.

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