Alumni Profile: Holly Wheeler

Alumni Profile: Holly Wheeler

Holly Wheeler was the third Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) that Tanya, a senior at Shyama Prasad Vidyalaya secondary school in New Delhi, India, had encountered. Though she had never left Delhi in her life, her exposure to three American teachers at school instilled in Tanya a keen interest in studying abroad. In the spring of her senior year, Tanya approached Wheeler and asked for help with an application for a scholarship to study in

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Chapter Spotlight: Maine

Chapter Spotlight: Maine

In 2017, the Maine Chapter of the Fulbright Association celebrated its ten year anniversary — a decade of providing opportunities for life-long learning, networking, and service to Fulbrighters in the country’s northernmost state. Led by a driven board and bolstered by strong connection to local universities, the chapter has worked since its inception to preserve and promote the legacy of the Fulbright story in Maine and beyond. Managing a chapter that covers an entire state

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Top 15 Moments from the 40th Annual Fulbright Association Conference

Top 15 Moments from the 40th Annual Fulbright Association Conference

The Fulbright Association gathered nearly 400 Fulbrighters in Washington, D.C. for our 40th Annual Conference and Advocacy Day from November 4-7, 2017. The four-day conference was filled with powerful programming, interesting research, and opportunities to network and build connections with fellow Fulbrighters. Thank you to all who joined us and helped make the conference into such a remarkable gathering. Click here to view photos from the conference. Here are just a few of the highlights

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Alumni Profile: Joyce Kim

Alumni Profile: Joyce Kim

From Philadelphia to Seoul to London, alumna Joyce Kim’s Fulbright research has continued to evolve and expand, both in its geographic reach and its human impact. As an undergraduate at the University of Pennsylvania, Kim wrote her thesis on the formal education system in South Korea and its influence on South Koreans’ perceptions of North Korean defectors. Her focus on the region stemmed not only from academic interest, but also from personal connection: Kim is

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2017 Fulbright Holiday Gift Guide

2017 Fulbright Holiday Gift Guide

As the holiday season draws near, you’re probably chipping away at your shopping list for family and friends… and what better time to give the gift of Fulbright keepsakes and attire? We’ve recently restocked our merchandise and set up an online storefront to make the purchasing process even easier. There’s bound to be something for every Fulbrighter on your list — or a treat for yourself! Our bestselling Fulbright T-shirts come in navy and gray,

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2017 Insight Trip to India Builds on Fulbright Connections

2017 Insight Trip to India Builds on Fulbright Connections

Participants on our Insight Trip to India arrived in New Delhi last week, eager to experience the nation’s vibrant culture and connect with local communities. During one of their first days in country, they visited Old Delhi, where they walked along the bustling commercial street Chandni Chowk, explored the spice markets, rode a pedal rickshaw, and toured Jami Masjid, the oldest and largest mosque in India. Later that afternoon, they visited the Anandvan community, where

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Chapter Spotlight: Mid-Florida

Chapter Spotlight: Mid-Florida

The Mid-Florida Chapter of the Fulbright Association leads an active community of Fulbright alumni and scholars in Florida. The Chapter regularly engages its broad membership and a large number of visiting Fulbrighters at local institutions, and works closely with the University of South Florida, a top Fulbright producer. In October, the Mid-Florida Chapter kicked off its annual programming with a Fulbright Welcome Reception. Held on the University of South Florida campus in the Patel Center

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Call for Nominations: 2018 Fulbright Prize for International Understanding

Call for Nominations: 2018 Fulbright Prize for International Understanding

The call for nominations for the 2018 Fulbright Prize for International Understanding is now closed. History of the Fulbright Prize The Fulbright Prize was first awarded to Nelson Mandela in 1993 and most recently to Richard C. Lugar in 2016. The 2018 Prize will be awarded in early autumn 2018 in a ceremony and reception developed separately from the 41st Annual Fulbright Association Conference (which is slated to occur in November 2018). The Fulbright Association

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Fulbright-in-the-Classroom: Northern California Chapter Pilot Approved

Fulbright-in-the-Classroom: Northern California Chapter Pilot Approved

The Northern California chapter is the latest to have its pilot proposal for the Fulbright-in-the-Classroom initiative approved. The team leading the pilot includes Joyce Kim, Meg Ramey, and Dawn Barcelona. Kim was a U.S. Student Program participant/research grant awardee in South Korea (2015-2016), Ramey was an English Teaching Assistant in Mexico (2014-15) and is a Lifetime Member of the Fulbright Association, and Barcelona was an ETA in South Korea (2014-16). The pilot envisions a curriculum

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Chapter Spotlight: Georgia Chapter

Chapter Spotlight: Georgia Chapter

The Georgia Chapter of the Fulbright Association has set an excellent example of advancing the Fulbright Association’s work to connect and engage alumni. Led by a dedicated board of ten individuals, the Georgia Chapter welcomes nearly 90 visiting Fulbrighters each year into a vibrant community of students, academics, and professionals. The chapter continues to distinguish itself through innovative programming, an active social media presence, and close collaboration with the Association’s Institutional Members in the state

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