2000 - Henry W. Bullamore

Henry W. Bullamore

University of Turku
Fall 2000

Greetings from Japan as I am currently enjoying my second Fulbright grant teaching in the Graduate School of Economics at Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan (2008).

That should answer the basic question: I most certainly found my time in Finland as professionally and personally rewarding, and eagerly sought a second Fulbright. I taught in the Department of Geography at the University of Turku in the fall of 2000. I spent most of my time related to issues surrounding small town planning strategies in the United States, and developed several presentations based on my research and experiences. I am now lecturing on American urban issues in Japan.

In between the Fulbright experiences, I served twice as Acting Director of the Frostburg State University Center for International Education where I worked with study abroad students and international students on our campus. This involved two trips to China and one trip to Europe in the past year to develop relationships with our partner institutions.

My Fulbright experience was critical in my selection as Acting Director. However, I do regret that I was not able to interest any of our students in a study abroad experience in Finland, but I will keep trying. In summary, I consider my Fulbright experiences among the highlights of my career, and a critical factor in refreshing my classroom teaching.