Category Archives: Fellowship Blog

15 Aug
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Do you love your dogs as much as your children?

By Binita Dahal One aspect of U.S. culture that I’ve found striking is how much people love their dogs. Almost every home I visited here had a pet dog. I see people walking them every morning and evening, and I ...

08 Aug
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The Washington Post’s Karen DeYoung Event

You are cordially invited to join the Alfred Friendly Press Partners and our special program sponsors Frank Islam and Debbie Driesman as we celebrate this year’s Friendly Fellows. The Fellows — from Malaysia, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Kenya, Ukraine and Cuba — ...

21 Jun
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Feeling safe means ‘no guns’ for me

By Yuliana Romanyshyn |  Until recently, I’ve never thought of war in my country or encountering people with guns. For me, war was happening in faraway places and in the memory of my grandparents and older generations who lived through ...

14 Jun
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Hacking time

By Nicholas Cheng | Here’s something I would never thought I’d say. I don’t have enough time! The moment the alarm rings at 6.30am, the day has begun and the race is on. All engines go. First the derby is off ...

21 May
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My Broadway shot, and I took it

By Nicholas Cheng|  I made a very impulsive purchase one evening last week after doing my weekly budget spreadsheet:  A ticket for one person, in the D row of the Orpheum Theater, to watch “Hamilton.” Now for those who do not ...

03 May
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The spicy dilemma

By Smitha Rajan |  When I was leaving for the United States, a colleague advised me not to take my salwar kurta (a traditional Indian attire). You already look Indian, you don’t have to attract any more attention by wearing ...

02 May
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I was meant to be here

By Ashley Lime |  It was barely a week before I made my maiden trip to the United States when the unexpected phone call came. “Ashley, would you come and see me in my office 8.30 a.m. tomorrow?,”  my boss ...

28 Apr
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A warm welcome

By Binita Dahal |  During my trip to join the Fellowship program, I needed to board a flight from the Philadelphia airport to St. Louis. This being my first visit to the United States, I wanted to make sure that I ...

21 Apr
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Lost in San Francisco

By Nicholas Cheng  Hello readers. I hope you are well. I am less than stellar, unfortunately. I am writing this blog post on the evening 14R bus back to my apartment in Richmond. It is 8 p.m. My feet hurt. ...

01 Mar
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Journalist-turned-activist describes Fellowship as ‘pivotal’

    By María José Valero  Betty Abah wrote down details of every outing with her Alfred Friendly fellowship colleagues. She would scribble notes or draw sketches to record her experiences a decade ago in America, whether or not the ...