Carol Madison Graham graduated from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. She spent two years studying and teaching in Istanbul, Turkey before obtaining advanced degrees in Arab Studies and History. Her first career was as a member of the US Diplomatic Service serving in France and the Middle East including Lebanon during the terrorist attacks on the US. She later settled in London where she became the first American appointed as Executive Director of the US-UK Fulbright Commission and later a member of the Marshall Scholarships Commission. She has spoken at NAFSA about non traditional groups and scholarships opportunities and at NAFA about cultural adjustment to living abroad as well as about, and African Americans and scholarship. Carol has also been an invited speaker by the American Association of Study Abroad Programs in the UK any the Foundation for International Education. She is the author of Coping with Anti Americanism: Getting the Most out of Studying Abroad is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Blackwell’s.