Fulbright Scholarship Awards
The Fulbright Scholarship Program was established in 1946 by the U.S. Congress to "enable the government of the United States to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries."
It is the largest U.S. international exchange program offering opportunities for students, scholars, and professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide.
The program awarded approximately six thousand grants in 2008, at a cost of more than $275.4 million, to U.S. students, teachers, professionals, and scholars to study, teach, lecture, and conduct research in more than 155 countries, and to their foreign counterparts to engage in similar activities in the United States.
2012 Soc/Anthro Major Fulbright Scholarship Recipient:
Julia will be an English Teaching Assistant in Nepal, working with students to develop confidence and proficiency in speaking, reading and writing English. In addition to teaching, she will organize after-school programing, empowering girls to envision a better future through culturally sensitive activities, intentional discussion and personal reflection.
2009 Soc/Anthro Major Fulbright Scholarship Recipients:
Sarah went to Cape Town, South Africa to study gender and sexual health in end-of-life care at the Hospice and Palliative Care Association of South Africa. She also took classes at the University of Cape Town Public Health School. She evaluated how recently introduced gender guidelines had been implemented and received, and studied the way sexual health is addressed in end-of-life care.
Alex went to Xining, China in Qinghai Province, where he researched the factors that influence minority college students’ decisions to attend college, as well as the factors that influenced their post-graduation decisions (such as occupation or place of residence). He conducted interviews and made surveys for the students at a minority university in Xining.
2004 Soc/Anthro Major Fulbright Scholarship Recipient:
Mike went to Bogota, Colombia to study conflict resolution and development.