Poland has lots of really interesting opportunities sort of untouched, a new ground to be charted in terms of basic science investigation with lots of interesting problems and lots of good foundational work from previous generations of geologists.
Get ready to fall in love with this place. I’m serious. This is a wonderful country, wonderful people. Get ready for your expectations to be exceeded.
It was very productive to work with my Polish colleagues at the University of Warsaw and we made many interesting discoveries.
My time in Poland was one of the best chapters of my life. Amazing people, wonderful students, great colleagues as part of the Fulbright Program, and I already miss it a lot.
I felt very appreciated. I’ve grown very much in my abilities, and my interests. and I’m very grateful for this experience.
Because of the great flexibility of the Fulbright Program, I was able to do everything that I had hoped to: teaching about American music and culture, continuing my research on the great Polish pianist and composer Fryderyk Chopin in his homeland, and performing concerts.
If you are still on the fence whether to apply or not, I would HIGHLY encourage you to apply. You will change lives over there, you will change your home institution, Fulbright will change you.
Fulbright is a window into the world, and this world for me began in Kraków, Poland.
Being deeply moved by the number of students whose research interests centered on some aspect of American and more specifically African American culture, my fondness for Polish culture, and by my success as a lecturer and performer got me interested in extending my Fulbright Award through the 2013-2014 academic year.