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Fulbright Program for U.S. Students

CC Fulbright News in 2020:

Emma Carlson '20 Wins Fulbright to University of Sheffield

Natalie Gubbay '20 Receives Fulbright Research Award to Argentina

Allison Gish '20 Receives Fulbright ETA to Czech Republic

President Jill Tiefenthaler's Blog: CC Recognized as a Top-Producing Fulbright Institution

CC Named a 2019-20 Top Producer of Fulbrights

Congratulations to CC’s 10 Fulbright Semifinalists!

What is the Fulbright U.S. Student Program?

The Fulbright Program for U.S. Students  fosters mutual understanding between nations through one-to-one cultural exchange via these one-year post-graduate opportunities for U.S. citizens:

  • Study/research grants: Pursue graduate study or conduct independent research, or a combination of the two. Special opportunities exist in particular countries in the following areas: business, public health, journalism, and the sciences.  Opportunities and requirements for applicants vary by country.
  • English Teaching Assistant (ETA) grants: Assist with the teaching of English in primary, secondary or university settings.  Placements and requirements for applicants vary by country.

Each Fulbright Student Grant includes: 

  • Round-trip transportation to the host country
  • Funding to cover room, board, and incidental costs, based on the cost of living in the host country
  • Limited accident and health insurance

Some countries give Fulbright applicants the opportunity to learn local languages (including Arabic, Bahasa Indonesia, Bangla/Bengali, Mandarin Chinese, Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Russian, and Urdu, subject to change) through the Critical Language Enhancement Award, which provides support for intensive language study of three to six months prior to the Fulbright experience.

Application deadlines:

Campus has 2 Fulbright deadlines:

  1. July 1, 2020, to notify Roy Jo of intent to apply
  2. September 15, 2020, to submit application for campus process

National deadline: October 13, 2020

If you are applying through CC (which is required for undergraduates and optional for alums), you MUST consult with the Fulbright advisor by July 1 and submit your application by the campus deadline in September. 


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Roy Jo Sartin
Writing Center Specialist & Fulbright Adviser

CC Fulbright News:


Amanda Martin, '19, Research to South Africa

Claire Derry, '19, ETA to Moldova

Beka Adair, '16, Research to Kyrgyz Republic

Lindsey Aronson, '19, ETA to Spain

Camilla Fuller, '19, ETA to Thailand

Rishi Ling, '18, ETA to Taiwan and Princeton in Asia Fellow to Macau

A Record 12 Fulbright Semifinalists in 2019


David Andrews, '18, ETA to Brazil

Jared Russell, '18, Anne Wexler Master's Award in Public Policy to Australia

Amanda Cahn, '17, ETA to Indonesia

Soren Frykholm, '16, ETA to Brazil

Ashley Merscher, '08, ETA to Slovak Republic

Seven Fulbright Semifinalists in 2018


Teddy Corwin '17, ETA to Germany

Sidharth Tripathi '17, ETA to Czech Republic

Five Fulbright Semifinalists in 2017


Matt Liston '13, ETA to Jordan

More information on being a Fulbrighter and the application process:

Matthew Liston '13, Fulbright ETA to Jordan in 2016-2017

Hear Matt's thoughts on the ETA program and application process:

Get a glimpse of Matt's community engagement project: