My name is Pandora White and I currently attend the University of Alabama. I have been awarded a 2016-2017 U. S. Student Research Fulbright Grant to Poland. I will be attending Poznan University of Life Sciences to study the effects of chromium(III) and bitter melon on the insulin signalling pathway. The purpose of this research is to ultimately see if chromium(III) and bitter melon reduces the effects of type 2 diabetes. This blog will serve as a way to tell others about the Fulbright process, my feelings about the process, preparing to depart, what life in Poland is like and returning to the United States.