I know I already wrote a post about Fulbright this semester, but I’m sure you can understand why it’s been on my mind.

My applicaion is open, and I have officially started on it. Let me start by saying, it’s a lot more intimidating that I thought it would be. I think that working on this application and applying for the program is something I’ve been planning for and thinking about for so long that, now that it’s here, I’m very nervous. So I’m trying to take it one step at a time, and I’ve made some progress.

The first step was, obviously, to pick my program. I’m applying for a study grant, meaning that I need to pick an affiliate university, and I’ve had one particular school in mind for a few years. But, before I opened my application I took one last look at all of my options and noticed a new program that had been added to the Fulbright website this year. Radboud University in the Netherlands is offereing and award for one student to work on a graduate degree in one of several fields, incuding a Masters in Medical Epigenetics. I don’t really have the words to describe how much it would mean to me to be able to study that particular science, and it’s not exactly a common program. Sufficite to say, if I get accepted to Radboud I’ll be going to the Netherlands, Fulbright recipient or no.

Since I made that decision I feel a lot better about the whole process. I still have essays to write and reccomendations to get, but I have faith that it will all work out the way it needs to. I’ve been working on learning a bit of Dutch with Duolingo to get ready, and I think I’m doing everything I can.

It’s going to be a lot of work, but I think I can do this!

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