What experiences have prepared you to manage the opportunities, challenges, and unexpected circumstances that you may encounter while living and working in a foreign country that is socially, culturally and otherwise different from the United States?

The Fulbright DAST Program is a unique opportunity for U.S. educators to share their expertise with peers from another country. Please describe why you are applying to the Fulbright DAST Program, how it aligns with your professional goals for the next five years, and how you are positioned to leverage a Fulbright DAST program experience in your school and community in the United States. In your response, please address the benefit or impact for any high-need or underserved student populations with whom you work.Provide specific examples of unique skills, knowledge, and/or experiences that you possess that enable you to successfully carry out the goals of the Fulbright DAST project to which you are applyingWhat experiences have prepared you to manage the opportunities, challenges, and unexpected circumstances that you may encounter while living and working in a foreign country that is socially, culturally and otherwise different from the United States?
• Studied abroad in Ghana, West Africa in 2012o Language immersion- learned twio My university adopted a school there so I got a chance to experience class and teach English• Traveled to 29 countries, 7 continentso America is typically fast pace and not everyone operates on that kind of time. That was a huge obstacle for me when traveling to certain countries. Where is the sense of time?o Different culture normso For example in Singapore it is against the law to walk and eat, drink chew gum in publico Everything is easily accessible in the US, such as clean water, food, healthcare, etc, washer and dryer in homes. I noticed a lot of people hand wash and hang their clothes on the line to dry outside• Professional goals for next 5 yearso Within the next 5 years, my goal is to extend my knowledge and expertise in science to teach internationally• Teacher for 3 years• Educational assistant for 4 years• All of my teaching experience is urban areas, underdersever population, high EL population