Welcome to our world – the world of Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows. This blog is your one window stop to learn about Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship program, us – the Fellows – who we are, what we do, where we come from, how we come to America, what we give and what we take in return.
The Humphrey Fellowship program brings mid-career professionals from around the world to America so they could immerse themselves in academic learning and professional training at the same time. thousands of applicants apply from over 90 countries but only about 200 win the award. So the Fellows are very competitive as you can imagine.
The Cronkite School is one of the two schools in America that host Humphrey Fellows in journalism.
This space is our inner sanctum where we exchange and discuss ideas, experiences, lessons, reflections and express our creativity.
Our group is as diverse as it gets we come from every continent in the world except for Antarctica. Naturally, each of us has a very different view of the world and what we experience here in America.
Just to give you an idea what occurs on our not so brief sojourn we take classes and give talks at ASU; we do internships at different organizations, we have American families who become our families and host us in big and small ways, we have mentors who are faculty members at ASU, we get to visit Grand Canyon and other cool places in Arizona where we, besides having good time, put our heads together and come up with ideas how to make this professional and cultural exchange more meaningful.
Many Americans say we get to see more of America than them. It is true. Each of us extensively travel during 10 months and resultantly we share what we see on the east and west coasts and mid west and southwest.
Lastly and most importantly, we are global leaders in training and we want to leave something behind that will serve as our legacy and as guiding light for us and following generations of leaders.
This space provides you access to our legacy project, and projects of all previous generations of Humphrey Fellows. The legacy project is a combination of audio-visual elements which gives you a very interesting picture of our accomplishments here, our failures, our dreams, our plans and what we represent, in form of tales, video songs, an audio music album, an e-book and this blog.