Institute Alumni

Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Summer Institute

Successful, great, amazing, wonderful, unique… I cannot even find the appropriate word to describe my stay in the USA, which turned out to be one of the best experiences in my whole life… Even attending school in the summer (how can it be called in other way when you are having 4 to 5 hours of classes per day?) was a great experience. It was like that because of the harmony within our group and totally surprising (at least for me) approach of our teachers. During those lectures I learned that the most important things are the abilities of listening and having a dialog with others…To sum up, I regard the whole trip as the best thing that has ever happened to me. I could talk about that for hours but I am sure that even then I would not find right words to describe it appropriately. The program ended officially on the 27th July but for me and for other participants it is still going and it will last even because we are planning to organize a reunion, this time in Europe, to experience one more time such an amazing month.”

Maciej Szybiak (Poland), BFTF 2013.

The cultural diversity was priceless, the places we visited, people we met, lessons we learned, and the wonderful mentors.”

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Contact the Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Summer Institute
(765) 496-3029 or rapoport@purdue.edu
Beering Hall of Liberal Arts and Education
100 N. University Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2098
Room 4176