Memories of GRSP Reunion 2017
In June of 2017 Atlanta welcomed the Rotary World to Georgia for the Rotary International Convention. On this rare occasion that the international convention was in GRSP’s home state, we decided to host our first ever all-class GRSP reunion. In June of 2017 Atlanta welcomed the Rotary World to Georgia for the Rotary International Convention. […]
Barbara Katende: Georgia on my Mind!
It was flying thousands of miles and knowing I was going to be away from home for about a year. It was the anticipation, the anxiety, the fear and the uncertainty, not knowing what to expect. It was the hearty welcome and the pleasant surprise of finding smiling faces of Rotarians waiting for me and […]
Adam Janko: I like the people
I’m from Hungary, a small town on the southeast Great Plain, close to the Romanian and Serban border, called Hodmezovasarhely (Beaverfieldmarketplace); however, it is the second largest community in Hungary areawise. I grew up there and left the town for college three years ago. The town is real nice, a real agricultural community, also known […]
Leila Fleita Zain: One of the biggest stepping stones in my life…
When I was preparing to come for my year in Georgia, I knew this was going to be one of the biggest stepping stones in my life, and that made me tremble. I came with a lot of expectations, anxiety, and questions, but also with an open mind, open to new experiences. When I look […]
Christia Vassiliou: This is what it’s all about…
I would like to share a deeply enriching story of mine with you. It all has to do with the most valuable friendship I made earlier this year, with Mehmet Cem Ulgen. The significance of this friendship is that Cem is from Turkey and I am from Cyprus. It is to all known that the […]
M. Ali Haider: Pass on the Legacy!
FEELINGS! A simple word yet so complicated when we try to express what it means to us personally. We all have feelings. Some of us express them openly; others, just keep them within their souls. My feelings are open and this is what I feel. To some, GRSP is a mere program in a book. […]
Anne-Lise Boyer-Naar: A Tribute from a Fellow Bulldawg!
Anne-Lise Boyer-Naar was a member of the Class of 1991-92 and was selected as one of 13 students to represent GRSP and Georgia Rotary at the Rotary International Convention in Orlando; Anne-Lise speaks 5 languages. She attended the University of Georgia, majoring in media and broadcasting. Upon returning to Paris, she was selected for a […]
Ivan M. Viest, “What Being A GRSP Student Has Meant To Me.”
Ivan Viest was a member of the original Class of 1946-47. He attended Georgia Tech and became “a man without a country” when the Communists overran Czechoslovakia. He was rescued by Messrs. Will Watt, Kendall Weisiger and the Trustees. Later, he became a naturalized US citizen. Ivan has had a distinguished career as a civil […]
Nipuna Ambanpola Talks About His American Experience
Georgia Southern did a video with one of our students, now an alumni, to encourage more international students to apply and enroll at Georgia Southern. In this video Nipuna Ambanpola shares his experience of GRSP, Savannah, and the amazing people he met. “I’m forever thankful for the GRSP opportunity and to all of you to […]
Daniyal Nasir Tells Us His Experience
Red, Brown and Blue – Living the Athens Dream I came to America with a fearful mindset; I was paranoid about how I would be received by the people of Georgia (or the south as a whole). With the divisive rhetoric often used by the politicians and political commentators of this country to describe […]