“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.
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 above to view full itineraries and information about our upcoming tours!
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.
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.
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.
The Fulbright Association invites members to sign up for its February 4-12, 2018 Cuba trip. The Association has brought Fulbrighters and friends to Cuba on several insight tours, providing each participant a life-changing adventure truly embracing the Fulbright mission of international learning and cultural exchange. A tour with the Fulbright Association is no ordinary tourist trip. 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 Fulbrighters and Friends of Fulbright who seek a deeper travel experience and to discover foreign countries in a more meaningful way. This is more true than ever with our Cuba trip: you will meet university leaders and students, historians and art experts, economists and small business owners. You will explore museums and monuments and learn about Cuban history, art, and culture from the Cuban perspective. You will have the opportunity to represent the Fulbright Association, and build a cultural bridge into a country long separated from the United States.
Experience Vietnam the Fulbright way! Connect with the Fulbright community in Hanoi as well as local people while you do volunteer work with schools and NGOs. Take a two-day boat ride among the karsts of Halong Bay, visit Sung Sot cave and Cua Van floating market. Explore the ancient villages of Duong Lam, visit Hao Lo Prison and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, enjoy a water puppet show, and experience the markets and Vietnamese cooking. Learn about the culture and history, and gain insight into some of the challenges facing Vietnam today.
The Fulbright Association has big plans to send Fulbrighters and Friends across the globe to learn, connect, and build lasting bridges over the next year. Here are some of our trips that will open for registration soon!