My name is Ziyad Ben Taleb and I’m from Libya. I was honored to be granted a Fulbright scholarship in 2010 and that’s when my academic trip commenced. I arrived to the United States in July of that year and began my Masters degree in Public Health at Florida International University under the Robert Stempel School of Public Health and Social Work.
Florida International University is the 15th-largest university in the United States with more than 45,000 students enrolled, and maintains a very diverse and vibrant community. The president of FIU is Dr. Mark B. Rosenberg who himself was actually a Fulbright scholar.
Fulbright provided me with the confidence and the motivation to keep climbing the ladder of success, to pursue even higher levels of education and to promote cultural exchange between United States of America and my home country of Libya.