Category Archives: FLTA

Today is the Fulbright Program’s 70th Anniversary!

On this date in 1946, President Harry Truman signed Public Law 79-584, establishing the Fulbright Program!

Do you have a favorite Fulbright memory? Share your #Fulbright70 story with us via social media today!

Conveying the Voice of a Generation: A Tunisian Fulbright FLTA’s Reflections on Attending the 59th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

By Aya Chebbi, 2012-2013, Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) from Tunisia

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Aya Chebbi, 2012-2013, Fulbright FLTA from Tunisia, speaking at The United Nations 59th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York City, April 2015

Aya Chebbi, Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant alumna from Tunisia (2012-2013) and award-winning pan-African blogger and activist, was invited to speak at the 2015 United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. Here, she reflects on her experience being invited to and attending the event.

When I first received the invitation from UN Women to speak at the 20th anniversary event commemorating the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action at the 59th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women, I was a bit surprised.

Surprised, not only because I was identified from a pool of millions of young voices around the world, but also because UN Women had finally taken a big step in providing a crucial space for a young voice such as mine to speak at a high level public event.

Have You Seen Our Holiday Storify?

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

2015 Was a Great Year for the Fulbright Program

View This Year’s Highlights in the 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.