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In spring of 2019, the author traveled to Kolkata, India, to work with the staff of the Raja Rammohun Roy Library Foundation, academic and public librarians, and library and information science students under a Fulbright Specialist grant. This article describes the Fulbright Specialist Program, provides information about the application process, and explores what it means to be admitted to and participate in the program. Experience-based tips for applying to the program and preparing for work abroad, if selected, are offered.

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portal: Libraries and the Academy

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