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English Language Fellows and alumni joined our #FellowFirsts social media campaign this fall by sharing photos and stories of important “firsts” on their fellowships. From their first meal in-country to the first professional workshop they led at their host institution, Fellows met fun and important milestones at the beginning of their ten-month fellowships. See below for some of our favorite submissions.

Allison Pickering captured this photo during her first walk along the Narva River in Estonia.

Eva Sullivan Conlon visited That Luong, one of the most important religious sites in Laos.

Richard Silberg’s first commute in Cambodia involved many bicycles.

Dani Francuz Rose’s first meal in China included dumplings and noodles.

During Sarah Anderson’s fellowship in Uganda, she has seen many wildlife species for the first time, including these gorillas.