A Year in the Fulbright Life: Bayan’s Story

August 2019

Saying goodbye is totally different when you are a Fulbright scholar, it’s more as a “Hello” for the new adventure waiting for you.

September 2019

November 2019

The first thing I did during my winter break was to explore Philadelphia, one of the oldest cities in the United States. First, I saw the Liberty Bell, a symbol of America independence, with its famous crack.

December 2019

I took an exciting trip to Boston, Massachusetts with friends. My first destination in this beautiful city was Harvard University, one of the top universities in the world. Then I visited the site of the Boston Tea Party and listened to the history of political and mercantile protest by the Sons of Libertyin Boston in 1773 just before the American Declaration of Independence I also watched the sunset on a fascinating frozen lake. It was an eye-opening trip.

nuary and February 2020

In January, I volunteered to present one of the most advanced technologies in pharmacology and to lead a discussion between the graduate students and the professors. It was a great experience that enriched my knowledge.

March 2020

In this month, everything changed. Changes require us to adapt, but there is a difference between adapting to cope and adapting to win. I tried to use my time in learning new skills. I have always wanted to learn photography, so I started an online class and applied what I learned in the backyard of my building. It was great to do the things I always wanted to try but never had the time for.

April 2020

Quarantine continued during April, and since we finished exams this month, I decided to learn how to cook new dishes. I thought it was hard to cook, but it’s really enjoyable to cook for yourself.



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