fulbright Taiwan online journal

fulbright Taiwan online journal

Author: Michelle Melish

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Michelle Melish is the Assistant Director in the Office of Education Abroad at Northern Kentucky University. She started in the office in 2009 and in addition to managing the office, she also coordinates the short-term faculty-led programs and oversees the office’s risk management procedures. Michelle received her undergraduate degree in International Studies from Miami University and obtained a graduate micro-credential in Disaster Readiness from Northern Kentucky University. In 2017, she participated in the Fulbright International Education Administrators Seminar in Taiwan.

Fulbright IEA Seminar report

Overall, I found this seminar to be incredibly useful and beneficial to me in more ways than I had ever imagined. I took notes throughout the program about these revelations and will share them in the below bullet points in order to complete my report. Working in this industry in higher education requires diplomacy skills and a calm temperament and that certainly came through in the seminar. Eleven international educators from all different backgrounds came together in a remarkably cohesive way to participate in the first Fulbright International Educators seminar in Taiwan. There were educators from private and public and large and small institutions all over the United States.  The days were long and packed full of visits in this intensive two week program, yet no one ever argued and we worked together despite the fatigue of jetlag and the long days and being away from work and family. There was also a range of positions from Dean to Coordinator represented amongst the group but ego never played a factor throughout the program.   Although knowledge of Chinese is not necessary for getting around Taiwan it certainly made things easier when ordering food or needing directions or a taxi. I also

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fulbright taiwan online journal