Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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How to live in a foreign country


Opera Riot feast when you can, and dream when there's nothing to feast on

I’m glad you’re doing this, and it’s something I’m really interested in personally. What did you do to start on the Fulbright path?

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I’m glad we are doing it too!

Both my husband and I applied for a Fulbright, but I was the only one awarded a grant.

To begin, we looked over years of data on how many people applied to each country, and how many of those people were accepted to get a feel for acceptance percentages and to try to determine patterns in where people were applying. We combined that information with our qualifications to look at where we had the best shot. He applied to Moldova and I applied to Poland..

I wrote a bit more about it here too:

If you are thinking about going for it, you totally should, and sooner rather than later.

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