fulbright Taiwan online journal

fulbright Taiwan online journal

Author: Amanda Frederick

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Amanda Frederick is the Assistant Director at the Duke University Center for International and Global Studies (DUCIGS). She holds a Master of Education degree in Higher Education Leadership from Florida Atlantic University and a Bachelor of Science degree in both Psychology and Social Work from Nazareth College. She has over a decade of professional experience in the field of international education. Her prior appointments have been in the Office of International Programs at Florida Atlantic University and the Center for International Education at Nazareth College. Amanda is deeply committed to promoting internationalization efforts at Duke University and beyond. 

From Raleigh to Taipei: Insights Gained Abroad

     Having been an international educator for more than ten years, my entire career has been focused on supporting and enhancing internationalization efforts at various institutions.  Several years ago, I attended a session on the Fulbright International Education Administrators (IEA) seminars at a NAFSA conference. In this session, attendees mentioned the invaluable opportunity they had to participate in the Germany seminar.  Little did I know that I, too, would be afforded such an opportunity of tremendous personal and professional value. Senator J. William Fulbright had a vision to make the world a more peaceful and friendly place through his programs. I believe the Fulbright IEA seminar is a prime example how we, as international educators, can help bring “a little more knowledge, a little more reason, and a little more compassion into world affairs” through unwavering commitment to our work, institutions, faculty and students.      Upon learning that I had been accepted into the program, I was thrilled to make my second trip to Asia.  I first went to Asia a few years ago when I visited Florida Atlantic University’s exchange partner, Chulalongkorn University, in Bangkok, Thailand; it was a memorable, first-hand experience of an Asian culture that

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fulbright taiwan online journal