The mission of the Fulbright Association is to advocate for the Fulbright Program and promote international education.
Our vision is a world where international exchange is widely recognized as a force for peace.
ADVOCATE FOR FULBRIGHT
The Fulbright Association is the unified voice for alumni and supporters of the Fulbright Program. We monitor shifts in federal budget priorities and work to ensure full funding of the program by building strong relationships with key leaders in Congress, at the Department of State, and in the international community. We educate them about the impact of the Fulbright Program on American leadership, national security, local economies, international alliances, and higher education. We advocate on Capitol Hill throughout the year and during designated Fulbright Advocacy Days with the help of our members, and our local chapters lead grassroots efforts across the U.S.
ENGAGE & NETWORK WITH ALUMNI
We engage thousands of alumni and hundreds of institutional members through our 50 chapters nationwide. Each year, Fulbright Association chapters sponsor over 230 social, educational, and service events that connect alumni, visiting scholars, and their communities. Alumni also foster lifelong connections across our worldwide community through online networking and international travel programs. Through our national and global programs, alumni continue to pursue the Fulbright goal of mutual understanding through cultural interactions and service in areas such as sustainability and international education.
EDUCATE & RAISE AWARENESS
Our members share their Fulbright experiences with their local communities, and our chapters host and mentor international students and scholars in their regions. Our national conference is a provocative forum for research, cultural exchange, the performing arts, and public policy. We award the prestigious Fulbright Prize to world leaders who have contributed to international understanding, including Nelson Mandela, Colin Powell, and Bill and Melinda Gates. We build awareness among the public, media, and educators about the Fulbright Program and the critical role it plays in creating mutual understanding between nations and cultures.
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As you consider making a donation, reflect on your Fulbright experience and the impact of international exchange – and listen to alum and contributor David Bradley's Fulbright story.
National Conference and Advocacy Day Fulbright: Now More Than Ever
The Fulbright Association will be marking its 40th Anniversary by gathering the Fulbright community for its annual conference,
Fulbright: Now More Than Ever, from November 4-7, 2017 in Washington, D.C.
Saturday, November 4
• Chapter Leadership Workshop (all day) • Opening reception at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill (6:00-9:00pm)
Sunday, November 5
• Conference sessions and panels (all day) • Career Counseling Sessions for Young Professionals (Click here to sign up for a session) • Awards Gala at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill (6:00-9:00pm)
Monday, November 6
• Fulbright Association Annual Meeting • Conference sessions and panels (all day) • Training session for Advocacy Day participants • Reception at the Embassy of Canada to the United States (6:00-8:00pm)
Tuesday, November 7
• Fulbright Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill • Closing reception at the Embassy of Brazil in Washington, D.C. (6:00-8:00pm)
Upcoming Travel Programs
The Fulbright Association has big plans to send Fulbrighters and supporters around the world to learn, connect and build lasting bridges over the next year. Click here to learn more about our future trips that will open for registration soon!
Whether buying a memento from your time as a Fulbrighter, a birthday or holiday gift, or you just are on the market to support a great organization, you are in the right spot! These items are available as supplies last.
Forged in our shared transformational Fulbright experiences, the Fulbright Association is an independent organization that seeks to build upon and enhance the Fulbright international exchange experience by promoting scholarship, collaborative engagement, and cultural diplomacy throughout the global community.