“Senator Fulbright envisioned an educational and cultural exchange program that would connect people and encourage them to learn about each others’ cultures and values – that vision became the Fulbright Program.”
Fulbright alumni and Friends of Fulbright are no ordinary travelers: they are global citizens who are interested in deep interaction with the world. The Fulbright Association offers several different types of travel trips to appeal to varied interests. No matter where you travel with us, you’ll always enjoy cultural insights, stimulating conversations within your group, and a meaningful international experience.
A tour with the Fulbright Association is no ordinary tourist trip. With each journey, our itinerary revolves around the ideals of building lifelong connections and cultural understanding to reflect the founding vision of Fulbright. Our tours are uniquely designed for Fulbright alumni and Friends of Fulbright who seek a deeper travel experience and to discover foreign countries in a more meaningful way. You will have the opportunity to meet people from many walks of life and learn about the places you visit and the culture you witness. When you embark on an Fulbright Tour, you are committing to our shared goal of international education and exchange.
Our travel programs are open to all Fulbright Association members, and members can typically bring one guest on the tour. If you are not yet a member, you can learn about how to join the Fulbright Association here.
The Fulbright Association offers two types of tours: Insight Tours and Service Tours. Insight Tours focus heavily on learning, while Service Tours are built around volunteering. All tours are guided under the principle of exchange and experiencing a country on a deeper level. Visit the links below to view full itineraries and information about our upcoming tours!
May 12 - 25, 2017: Service Tour to Kosovo and Albania
Service Tour to Kosovo and Albania
May 12-25, 2017
Experience life in Berat, a picturesque city nestled along a river valley in southcentral Albania. Known as the “City of 1000 Windows” Berat is a World Heritage Site, with hundreds of Ottoman-era buildings, many in degraded condition.That’s where you come in! Join the restoration efforts, led by Cultural Heritage without Borders’ Regional Restoration Camps, recipient of a 2014 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award. Enjoy engaging lectures and hands-on experience in restoration and conservation with assistance from experts in traditional tools and methods. Both your volunteer work and part of the trip fee go toward restoring Berat’s heritage. Get to know students and professionals from across the Balkans who attend the camp and locals who offer lessons in drawing, cooking and Albanian dance. Experience cuisine and culture of Albania and Kosovo in your free time. Tour Kosovo’s past and present, including the vibrant capital of Prishtina and the World Heritage medieval Orthodox monasteries Enjoy a reception with members of the Albanian and Kosovo Fulbright Associations and alumni of other U.S. exchanges.
Experience Slovenia as the green tourism destination in Europe. You will participate for 3 service days performing a GeoBioBlitz in Triglav National Park in the Julian Alps with other Fulbright Alumni from the US and Slovenia to document biodiversity. Your tour for 9 days will provide you with experiences to understand what it means for Slovenia to be declared a green adventure. Visit Ljubljana, the European Green Capital 2016 and meet the US Ambassador to Slovenia and current and former Fulbrighters. Your educational green destinations around Slovenia expand from the Adriatic Sea to her Eastern borders near Croatia, Hungary and Austria. Experience a mix of culinary and historical sites visiting Adriatic salt flats, archaeological artifacts, medieval towns, castles, vineyards, glistening lakes, World War 1 museum, caves – several designated as UNESCO sites. To be a green Fulbrighter, be on this trip!
Registration Deadline: April 7, 2017
July 14 - 24, 2017: Service Tour to Malawi
Service Tour to Malawi
July 14-24, 2017
Be a part of a ground-breaking effort to promote innovative and sustainable approaches to water and sanitation services in both rural and peri-urban areas in Malawi! You will meet with the U.S. Ambassador, Malawi-US Exchanges Alumni Association, members of the Malawi Ministry of Health Environment, and leaders of universities and villages. Embark on the Watershed Improvement Project by planting trees and grasses, and learn and promote sustainable watershed management and community health.
From the Desert to the Sea – The Medinas, Mountains (and More) of Morocco
Offered in partnership with National Peace Corps Association (NPCA)
Consider the sights and sounds of Morocco. Bustling souks. Daily calls to prayer. Hot desert sun. Cold mountain snow. Brilliant blue ocean.
Morocco sits at the crossroads between Europe and Africa with a rich history and culture. Walk the medinas and souks of Fes, Meknes and Marrakesh. Wander through Ait Ben Haddou, the UNESCO World Heritage site (and site for many famous films). Learn about local industries with visits to a women’s coop, Berber villages and artisan factories. Spend a night by the desert dunes, and drive an ancient caravan route across the High Atlas Mountains.
We are excited to offer this tour in partnership with the National Peace Corps Association through their NPCA Next Step Travel opportunities.
Home to historic colonial cities, remains of ancient civilizations, and small Indian villages, Peru’s rich natural wonders and layered cultural history are the backdrop for this hands-on exploration in social studies. This nine day eprogram provides exciting opportunities to discover the varied dimensions of Peruvian culture both past and present. Learn about anthropology and archaeology while visiting the iconic Machu Picchu; hear from local families how they integrate ancient languages and traditions with modern culture; and bring history to life as you walk in the footsteps of the ancient Inca.
Join us this fall on an Insight Tour to India! India’s Golden Triangle comprises of the three most visited cities in the country’s north-west: Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, which are all connected to each other by roads and rail links. On the map, these form a roughly equilateral triangle, some 200-250 km along each side. This triangle has been dubbed “golden” for the extraordinary wealth of cultural and historical splendor on offer in each of the three cities. Jaipur, capital of the largely desert state of Rajasthan, is home to some of Asia’s best bazaars. You could spend weeks in Delhi, the sprawling, fascinating Indian capital, and not see it all, while Agra, once the heart of the Moghul Empire, boasts the unparalleled beauty of the Taj Mahal, which adorns the banks of the Yamuna River. The Golden Triangle is a classic introduction to India: if you’ve never been to the subcontinent before, start here.