Fulbright Enrichment Seminar

My fellowship organization (Fulbright) offers seminars about a variety of topics to its scholars. From Thursday through Sunday, I attended a seminar called "Democracy in Action - US Politics and Elections" which took place in Atlanta - that's when I found out that the US is pretty large and it took me 15 h to travel back from Atlanta to Santa Barbara.

But it was absolutely worth it! We simulated the US presidential election process and elected our own president, went to an elementary school and talked to children about different cultures and we were invited by host families to spend an evening with them and have dinner. On top of that, 131 Fulbright scholars from 61 different countries were the participants of this seminar! So I talked to people from Indonesia, Pakistan, Mongolia, Laos, Azerbaijan, ... It was awesome and a fantastic experience.

Conference room before our presidential debate.

The entire seminar was supported by the International Institute of Education / US Department of State, so even our travel costs were covered. 

Stage for the presidential candidates.