In 2012, I learned about an opportunity through IREX and the Department of State for teachers in the United States. The program selected experienced teachers to globalize their curriculum through training and coursework as well as an international field experience. Each year I would get a notice that applications were open, and each year I made an excuse as to why I couldn't go. Early 2015 came another noticed and I decided to do it before I could talk myself out of it. I worked my way through the rigorous application process and was thrilled when I learned in June 2015 that I was one of 72 teachers in the United States selected as a fellow in the program.