This past Friday, a group of Fulbrighters gathered at Hostelling International Boston (HI Boston) to celebrate International Education Week (IEW).

Among the Fulbrighters in attendance were current students from Egypt, Turkey, and New Zealand, as well as U.S. alumni who had taught English in Argentina and conducted immunology research in Poland.

At HI Boston, Fulbrighters and members of the Boston community gathered around to share their experiences while studying and traveling abroad. Many attendees discussed what they believed to be the key challenges in promoting and fostering intercultural exchange, and some opened up to his or her personal struggles during their time abroad. Overall, it was a great way to gain insight from the unique perspectives of the diverse group.








International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences.

HI Boston is part of Hostelling International USA (HI USA), ” a nonprofit, member organization founded on an enduring belief in the power of travel to foster a deeper understanding of people, places, and the world around. HI USA promotes a dynamic community of global citizens who have the wisdom and humanity to actively make the world a better place. As the nation’s leading hostel brand, HI USA hosts more than 1 million overnights annually, with guests from more than 100 countries. For over 80 years, HI USA has provided a network of affordable hostels in converted mansions, reinvented lighthouses, and historic urban buildings all across the country.”