On Monday, the United States Embassy Beirut announced the upcoming Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program for the academic year 2021-2022.
Through the program, scholars in Lebanon have the chance to obtain an all-expense-paid fellowship with an educational institution in the U.S. for 3-10 months.
Around 800 applicants from around the world are selected yearly for the Fulbright Scholar grant. This educational exchange program promotes cultural exchange between people in the United States and those from other countries.
It gives scholars the opportunity to meet new people, expand their professional network, collaborate with experts in their field, and gain new experiences.
“The scholarship is an exceptional opportunity for advancement and growth and it is profoundly generous with what it offers,” said Yasser El-Masri, a Fulbright Scholarship Alumnus from Tripoli, to The961.
In 2019, El-Masri completed his Master of Science in Sustainable Design at the University of Texas in Austin.
Given the difficulties in Lebanon, he advised interested applicants not to treat the grant as a “way out” or they could risk being rejected. “In brief, treat it with the same respect and generosity it treats you,” he said.