Long Beach, California >> U.S. Fulbright Scholar >> PhD


“…studying abroad isn’t just an important part of a well-rounded educational experience. It’s also becoming increasingly important for success in the modern global economy. Getting ahead in today’s workplaces isn’t just about the skills you bring from the classroom. It’s also about the experience you have with the world beyond our borders — with people, and languages, and cultures that are very different from our own.”  - First Lady Michelle Obama

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Noaquia Callahan: Learn About My Extraordinary Travel Story >>

Equipped with two years of high school language instruction and keen curiosity, at the age of sixteen I flew on a plane for the first time, to Siegen, Germany for a year-long academic exchange ... 

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Livin' My Life [in Berlin] Like It's Golden >>

As a Southern California native, I'm used to sprawling cities, major highways, and authentic Mexican cuisine. But studying in Berlin with historic sites literally at my doorstep, I've embraced the narrow streets, sophisticated transit system, and Turkish Döner Kebab culture.

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Visiting Rosa Parks's Home in Berlin. Only studying abroad can take you on a journey so wild that you have to write about it ... >>

I'll be adding mini-articles reflecting on my Fulbright and other international activities throughout January 2018. If there are specific topics and/or questions you'd like me to address, please feel free to send me a note. Good luck to prospective applicants and those preparing to embark on their Fulbright adventure!

My Year as a U.S. Fulbright Fellow, 2016-17 >>

Writing my dissertation on African American women's international activism at the Freie Universität Berlin John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies 

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Colored Bird Institute™ 

Noaquia Callahan, Founder & CEO, is helping break barriers for students of color by helping them realize their dreams through international education and study abroad opportunities -- join the movement!