Oct 06, 2017

Unforgettable Moments at Trinity

Video by Fulbrighter Nan-Hua Nadja Yang
The participants of the 2017 Diversity Institute "Discover America via San Antonio"

Since its inception in 2006, the Fulbright Diversity Institute has been a signature program of the German-American Fulbright Commission. It specifically targets young German high school graduates and students with so-called "migration backgrounds", who are still largely underrepresented at German universities, and especially in international exchange programs.

In September 2017, two groups of each 13 participants participated in consecutive three-week institutes at Trinity University in San Antonio in Texas. The first group focused during its seminar "Discover America via San Antonio" on social entrepreneurship, the second group examined bi- and multicultural spaces during the seminar "Fulbright International Studies at Trinity University".

Both groups had the opportunity to get a taste of living and studying on a U.S. campus which is made up of course work, extracurricular activities, cultural excursions and sports events – and had a chance to meet potential friends for life. A blog and film by participants offer more insights into the seminars and shares inforgettable moments at Trinity University.

The Fulbright-Commission is thankful to the Association of Friends and Sponsors of the German-American Fulbright Program, which co-sponsored six scholarships for the Diversity Institutes.

Mayor Ron Nirenberg (San Antonio, TX) invited the 13 students of the 2017 Fulbright Summer Seminar “Fulbright International Studies at Trinity University” to City Hall.

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