“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 trip 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 trips 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 Trip, you are committing to our shared goal of international education and exchange.
The Fulbright Association offers two types of trips: Insight Trips and Service Trips. Insight Trips focus heavily on learning, while Service Trips are built around volunteering. All trips 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 trips!
Our travel programs are open to all Fulbright Association members, and members can typically bring one guest on the trip. If you are not yet a member, you can learn about how to join the Fulbright Association here.
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.
May 18 - 30, 2018: Service Trip to Albania, Macedonia, and Greece
Witness firsthand the rich heritage of Albania, Macedonia and Greece. Try your hand at traditional artisanal crafts in the bazaar of Kruja, Albania. Support the conservation training of Balkan students at the award-winning Regional Restoration Camps. Delve into history at Ottoman-era castles of Kruja, medieval churches of Ohrid, home of Saints Cyril and Methodius, stunning clifftop monasteries of Meteora, and the ancient tomb of Philip of Macedon, father of Alexander the Great.
Join us for our second Service Corps Trip to Malawi! The Fulbright Association’s Service Corps trips are designed to not only give participants the opportunity to explore and learn about a country, but to contribute through a volunteer service project as well. In Malawi, you will have the opportunity to explore markets and cultural centers, see the beautiful landscape and nature of Lake Malawi National Park and the Botanic Gardens of Malawi, and connect with local communities at schools and clinics. You will learn about water quality monitoring and help plant fruit trees with the Forest Research Institute of Malawi. This purpose-driven trip encompasses the mission of Fulbright to build international bridges through education, service, and people-to-people connections.
Explore the Amazon with Fulbrighters, an adventure into the heart of the most biodiverse place on earth. Experience authentic cultural exchange with local residents, enjoy the serenity in Amazon forests and rivers, observe the Amazonian wildlife and hike among the most diverse flora and fauna. Learn about this fascinating ecosystem from trained naturalists and observe the incredible Milky Way on the Amazon.
In conjunction with our 2018 National Conference in Puebla, Mexico, join us for an Insight Trip! Engage with the art, history, and culture of Mexico. Delve into Mexico City, Mexico’s capital and most populous city in North America. Visit important monuments, ancient pyramids, and historical cathedrals. Explore museums and markets, try delicious local foods, and of course, meet and network with Fulbrighters from Mexico. The trip will begin directly after the conference concludes, and all Fulbright Association members are welcome to join us, whether or not you will be attending the conference.
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!