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Clinton had India on mind as a Fulbright student

As a student at the prestigious liberal arts college Wellesley in the late 1960s, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had harboured hopes of coming to India as a Fulbright scholar.



New York: As a student at the prestigious
liberal arts college Wellesley in the late 1960s, US Secretary
of State Hillary Clinton had harboured hopes of coming to
India as a Fulbright scholar but "ended up" at Yale when the
programme was halted due to "geopolitical" reasons.

"When I was a senior at Wellesley, my first hope was
to get a Fulbright to India," Clinton said.

She instead ended up going to Yale Law School after
the "the Fulbright programme was put on pause at that time...
for reasons having to do with geopolitics."

In a speech in Washington, Clinton said when she had
started at Wellesley College, she had only been out of the
country once "to the Canadian side of the Niagara Falls."

Clinton, who graduated from the Massachusetts-based
women`s liberal arts college in 1969, said she had wanted to
travel to India after graduating from Wellesley.

PTI

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