Kaussalya Verasingam

“After a fruitful academic and cultural experience in the U.S., I came back to Malaysia as a transformed person with a new mindset and newly gained resources for language teaching. As I was already teaching English Language and Literature courses, I gave my students firsthand accounts of my experience and all of the benefits of the program. I’ve also conducted trainings for my English Department colleagues, sharing the knowledge I gained during my FLTA experience. I am also actively involved with the Fulbright Alumni Association Malaysia (FAAM), as a committee member, coordinating and helping them to carry out talks, events, and projects aimed and growing the Fulbright family in Malaysia.

The program also was the catalyst for my next adventure, pursuing a Ph.D. in Education. I am humbled that my Fulbright experience has opened the door for me to the world and beyond. I have fostered a global mindset, which I believe is vital for an educator. I not only continue to keep in touch with professors and educators around the world, but I have also developed incredible lifelong friendships and connections. Fulbright has uplifted my confidence and given me a chance to prove what I can do personally and professionally. Because of the program, my dreams have grown exponentially.”