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Fulbright Program for U.S. Students


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

  • Spend one academic year abroad to pursue graduate study or conduct independent research, or a combination of the two (Academic program). Special opportunities exist in particular countries in the following areas: business, public health, journalism, and the sciences. 
  • Spend one year as an assistant to teach English as a second language in primary, secondary or university settings (ETA program).
  • All Fulbright grantees also engage the community through a personal project of their own design.

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:

A day in the life of a Fulbright ETA:

Experience a day in the life of a recent Fulbright ETA to Taiwan in 2015-2016:

Recent CC Fulbrighters:

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

Amanda Cahn, '17, ETA to Indonesia

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


The program awards approximately 2000 grants annually and operates in more than 150 countries. 

Support 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

Fulbright applicants who are interested in learning critical languages (including all dialects of Arabic, Bahasa Indonesia, Bangla/Bengali, Mandarin Chinese, Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Russian, and Urdu, subject to change) may apply for the Critical Language Enhancement Award, which provides support for intensive language study of three to six months prior to the Fulbright experience.


Campus: September 7, 2018

National: October 9, 2018

If you are applying through CC (which is required for undergraduates and optional for alums), you MUST consult with the Fulbright advisor by August 15 and submit your application by the campus deadline of September 7. 


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Roy Jo Sartin
Writing Center Specialist & Fulbright Adviser