Carleton Named a Top Producer of Fulbright U.S. Students for 2020–21

Carleton has been named a top producer of Fulbright U.S. Students for the last decade, with five Carls currently in the Fulbright U.S. Scholars Program.

22 March 2021 Posted In:
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Carleton College is proud to once again be recognized as a top producer of Fulbright U.S. Students among baccalaureate institutions, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education. Carleton has been named a top producer of Fulbright U.S. Students for the last decade, with five Carls currently in the Fulbright U.S. Scholars Program.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the largest U.S exchange program that offers upcoming graduates and recent alumni the opportunity to participate in advanced research, international graduate study, and teaching at primary and secondary schools in more than 160 countries worldwide. Approximately 2,000 U.S. students are awarded Fulbright grants annually in all fields of study. During their grants, Fulbright students “meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences.” In addition, the program “facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and routine tasks.”

While in their host countries, Fulbright students spend a year living and learning “on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding.” Among the factors considered in selecting Fulbright grantees are: quality and feasibility of the proposal, academic record, personal qualifications, language preparation, and an eagerness to promote active engagement with a host community.

Meet the five Carls who are currently spending a year abroad on prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants. The Fulbright program is administered at Carleton through the Office of Student Fellowships.

The Fulbright program was created to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. Fulbright is the world’s largest and most diverse international educational exchange program. The primary source of funding for the Fulbright Program is an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. 

2021 marks the 75th Anniversary of the Fulbright Program. Celebrations throughout the year will highlight the impressive accomplishments and legacy of the program and its alumni over its first 75 years, both in the United States and around the world. A dedicated 75th anniversary website will be updated throughout 2021 to showcase Fulbright alumni, partner countries, and anniversary events.