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Meet the Fulbright Millennial Trains Project Participants


The U.S. Department of State has selected the following six Fulbright Foreign Students to participate in the fourth Millennial Trains Project (MTP) installment across the United States as a special enrichment component of the Fulbright Foreign Student Program. This year the six Fulbrighters will be split between two MTP journeys, Change and Unity, joining 44 American Millennial riders who will traverse the country gaining  a deeper understanding of life in the United States and social entrepreneurship. The special enrichment activity will give participants an opportunity to explore a research topic of their choice in-depth,  and strengthen their leadership and communication skills.

Throughout the two journeys, participants will be sharing their experiences through social media using #MTPtrain and #Fulbright and here on this blog. Follow along in real time!




Desirée Barao Garcia is a Fulbright Student from Germany.


Germany // Enhancing Small Businesses’ Performances

Desirée received her bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering at the Technical University of Dortmund in Germany and is now completing a master’s of science in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research at Columbia University in New York as a Fulbright Student. Her previous work experience includes various industries (automobile, logistics, consulting, steel, fashion, etc.) and companies of different sizes (from 3 to 35K+). She is currently the president of GradSWE and a Global Guide for One-to-World’s Global Classroom Project.

Desirée’s project will research problems and challenges facing small businesses and find national and international similarities so that they can immediately learn from one another, from both others’ mistakes and successes, and adapt their practices. To do this, she will meet with small business owners to find out how they are performing, what challenges they face, and conduct research on what those businesses can do to perform better and stay in business long-term.

Have You Seen Our Holiday Storify?

Check out 2015's Fulbright holiday celebrations from around the world

Joining a Family: Mohammad Behroozian’s Fulbright Story

Listen to 2014 Fulbright Student from Afghanistan Mohammad Behroozian share his grant experiences in the United States

2015 Was a Great Year for the Fulbright Program

View This Year’s Highlights in the 2015 Year in Review

2015 Year in Review

Happy Holidays from the Fulbright Program!

Take a look back at the Fulbright events, stories, videos, and images that made 2015 a memorable year by clicking on the e-card and reviewing our timeline. We look forward to all of the exciting Fulbright stories to come in 2016!

2015 Fulbright Holiday Card from Fulbright Program on Vimeo.