If you, folks, could see how well we treat our Fulbright scholars, it would gladden your heart. The transportation from the airport, the housing, the meal plan – everything is provided. These days, everybody has to quarantine, so hot meals are delivered directly to their apartments. There’s a care package expecting every new arrival.
I’m so proud of my university for organizing this so well. I have a Yoruba instructor arriving from Nigeria, and the university is really trying to make him feel welcome.
The instructor from Kuwait isn’t coming, unfortunately, but that’s because there were visa issues.
I’m thinking of reviving our Russian program, and bringing in an instructor of Russian through the Fulbright program. They have the most interesting languages. Swahili, Tajik, Turkish, Ukrainian. But I won’t find enrolment for them.
What a great program this is.