Mobility and Excellence: The Role of the Fulbright Program in Higher Education

Duke University
Nov 10, 2017 · 13 min read
Larry and Judy Moneta in Zagreb, Croatia

The Fulbright community comprises a significant army in a collective effort to share best practices, to enhance international diplomacy and to represent collaboration at the highest quality.

Larry and Judy Moneta with Dr. Blaženka Divjak, Croatia’s Minister of Science and Education

When I obtained my Fulbright grant, took leave from my job as a Duke Vice President and moved to Zagreb, Croatia, did I have any clue that I was serving as an ambassador for quality?

What I learned on my Fulbright and what I continue to learn with each visit here and in the US has well served my students. I have greater clarity on resilience and on perseverance. I have come to appreciate the value of conviction over convenience. And I have learned that classroom teaching coupled with meaningful experiences yields optimal learning.

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