A Year in the Fulbright Life: Nabeel’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.

August 2017

Nabeel, a huge soccer fan, recently attended the first soccer game of the season at his college, the University of Denver. The pioneers won the game, 3 to 1, against the Florida Gulf Coast University Eagles.

First game of the season! Go Pioneers!

September 2017

“I volunteered by helping out in my school’s (Korbel School of International Studies) orientation and was selected to be on a Q&A panel for continuing students and incoming students. I was the only international student in the panel, and of course I introduced myself as a Fulbright scholar. During the orientation, I met with an incoming Fulbright scholar from Indonesia named Rahmi. I was happy to share my experience and help the new Fulbright students feel at ease.”

I also held a potluck with many friends from the University of Denver.

We had great food from different parts of the world and friends from the United States, Canada, Iran, and Thailand attended. We talked about the names of the dishes everyone brought and how each cuisine has a different and unique taste. We also had the chance to play a number of fun card games, and we talked about our favorite songs in different languages. I had a great time bonding with my American and international friends that the Fulbright Program has introduced me to, especially learning about all their different cultures.”


Nabeel is a second-year Fulbrighter working on his Master’s in International Security. He is currently a student at University of Denver.

Follow updates from Nabeel and other Fulbright students on our Facebook and Twitter pages. Check back here every month for more updates on the blog and Medium Series to see what Nabeel does this year!