A Year in the Fulbright Life: Donia’s Story
For the next year, Fulbright MENA will be showcasing a handful of students as they study in the United States with their new series, A Year in the Fulbright Life. Each month, spotlighted students will share an update as they continue on their Fulbright journey.
When I left the West Bank to come to the United States for my master’s degree, I had tons of conflicting emotions and didn’t know what to expect. I was away from my home and family in a totally different environment and culture. I had some ups and downs, but I finally made it! I’m grateful to the Fulbright Program for giving me this opportunity to help make my dreams come true. It was absolutely an unforgettable experience. I am very proud of myself and for the person I have become, and I dedicate this accomplishment to my beloved homeland.
Mount Olympus is one of the most prominent and recognizable mountains that can be viewed from practically every location in the Salt Lake Valley. We hiked 7.8 miles for a total of 6 hours, but it was definitely worth it!
Donia is a 2021 Fulbrighter from the West Bank. She studied Finance at the University of Utah.