The Marshall Scholarship has given me unique opportunities to encounter new ideas and challenge my American perspective. Particularly studying international politics, being in United Kingdom gives me the chance to draw upon British and European perspectives on the issues of our time. The faculty of the University of Bradford's Peace Studies department is on the cutting edge, helping set the agenda for the EU, British Ministry of Defense, African Union and more. Moreover, Britain continues to attract top students from all over Europe and the developing world. The best part of my program has been interacting with students from over 40 different countries. I don't know where else I could stay up late into the night at a pub debating military policy or humanitarian intervention with people from across the globe! Most importantly, I've made friends that will be contacts and even colleagues for life.