I just had my Fulbright interview this morning and wanted to give some words of advice to those of you who are still waiting to interview.
Be prepared to answer why you chose the host country for your particular project.
Why do you need to (physically) be in the host country to carry out this project.
Why is your project important and worthwhile.
How will the Fulbright experience contribute to your future endeavors.
How will you be an example of a typical American and act an ambassador for cultural exchange while in the host country.
Also, make sure you have interesting questions for the committee and that these questions reinforce your interests in being an ambassador between the two countries.
Overall, the interview is way for the committee to determine if you are able to articulate the importance of your project to both the U.S. and the host country and to also get a feel for your enthusiasm and personality as they relate to the missions of the Fulbright.
Always remember to smile
Best of luck!