The presentations I made to university students in Egypt while I was a Fulbright Scholar led to my two-year participation as a faculty member in Soliya Connect, an international web-based program designed to provide a forum to increase understanding among university students in the United States, Europe, and the Middle East. After retirement from the Department of Art at San Jose State University, I returned to participate in Soliya Connect as a member of the faculty of San Jose State’s Global Studies Department. While the primary focus of my Fulbright grant was a creative photographic project, I felt privileged to have this opportunity to make a concrete contribution to the cultural spirit that lies at the heart of the Fulbright program.