When Allison Kotowicz arrived in Tanzania for an undergraduate study abroad, she felt like she had found her home. Today, Kotowicz is an anthropology PhD student and she’ll be returning to her adopted home in August as a Fulbright-Hays doctoral dissertation research abroad fellow to continue her research into Tanzania’s conservation, tourism, and development.
“’They’re been kind enough to host me in their homes for several months at a time. The first time when I did my master’s thesis, I spent eight months living with a family, who at the time knew very little about me. Now I consider them a part of my extended family. They’ve given me so much. How can I repay them in return?’”