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For this reason, it is reasonable for a graduating senior to apply to take classes at a foreign university in order to pursue academic interests and career goals, rather than to simply propose a stand-alone independent research project. You can also propose to continue/ begin studying the language of your host country and/or engage in community service or outreach. Each of these can help you build up experience and the intellectual capital that will help you succeed in grad school or wherever you intend to go after your Fulbright year. The important point is that you propose a course of study for which you are academically prepared and that clearly advances your academic and career interests. Don't let your amibition go beyond your training.