“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.
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.
Spend an Insight Trip with fellow Fulbright Alumni and friends across sprawling terrain where mountains meet sand dunes and past meets present. In this mosaic country at the nexus of the Middle East, Africa, and Europe, at least seven languages are spoken, but the word you’ll hear the most is Marhaba—in Arabic, a word of welcome.
Visit the land of the rising sun along with the fellow Fulbrighters. Experience the vibrant, megacity of Tokyo along with its serene temples and shrines. Explore the real culinary world of Japan in hand-picked restaurants. Meet with the local Fulbrighters, and reflect at the Hiroshima Peace Park.
Discover Greece with fellow Fulbrighters and friends by immersing yourself in its history, humanity, academia, and its gastronomy. Walk under the Attican sky in the footsteps of Socrates, Plato and Aristotle, in the historic center of Athens, near the “Sacred Rock” of the Acropolis. Visit the excavation of the University of Athens in Marathon and have an amazing experience of the excavation procedures. Volunteer with the “Doctors of the World”, a non-profit organization offering support, care and hope for children and adults in need. Act as an “academic ambassador”, leading discussions with undergraduate students regarding graduate studies at American universities. Discover the ancient Minoan Civilization and the beautiful island of Crete, while learning the benefits of the famous Cretan Mediterranean diet.
Known as “The Land of the Fire and Ice”, Iceland has active volcanoes, glaciers and caves waiting to be explored. Learn about the Viking roots of Iceland and and visit its charming churches. Take a trip through Icelandic cuisine with their highly-acclaimed innovative dishes, all the while enjoying the company of fellow Fulbrighters.
September 14 - 26 2019: Service Trip to Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia, and Herzegovinia
Join us and non-profit restoration group Cultural Heritage Without Borders (CHwB) for a Service Corps Trip to Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia, and Herzegovinia!
November 2019: Insight Trip to Australia
More information coming soon!
More Upcoming Trips
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!