14 May 2020
I had a different expectation of what education would look like. There are some differences between the United States and Poland. I came from a bigger school and now I'm in a very small school in Chełm so it's just a very different kind of teaching and learning environment.
I have learned a tremendous amount during my time here [Poland] not only about myself, but about the importance of communicating with others, even if your Polish is a little rough, like mine is, but the importance of learning and understanding about different cultures.
This year in Poland has taught me that I really enjoy teaching and communicating with populations, particularly one on one, so I want to take my international experience to the next level, and train to become a medical doctor in the United States, with the hope of one day being able to treat populations internationally.
25 May 2019
Getting to go to class every day, feeling like I’m making a real difference in someone’s life, in seeing their confidence in English grow, bit by bit every time they speak, has been truly phenomenal. I’ve learned about the culture, I’ve learned about myself, and I’ve learned my purpose in life – to help other people, and to make cross-cultural connections, and I’ll always be grateful to Fulbright for doing that.