"Educational exchange can turn nations into people, contributing as no other form of communication can to the humanizing of international relations." --Senator J. William Fulbright.
The first WTAMU student selected for the Fulbright Scholarship, Donna Raef, will be an English Teaching Assistant in Baku, Azerbaijan for the 2011-2012 academic year. During her time in Azerbaijan, Donna will also conduct an oral history project with local residents and continue learning the Azeri language.
The U.S. Student Program
The Fulbright Program was established in 1946 under legislation introduced by then Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas. It is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. State Department. The program aims to "increase mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and other countries" through the exchange of persons, knowledge and skills. Currently, the program operates in more than 140 countries. It is open to U.S. citizens who will hold a Bachelor's degree by the start of the grant and are interested in studying, conducting research or teaching English abroad.
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program website offers comprehensive information and links. You can also read the Fulbright grantee newsletter and listen to Fulbright podcasts for Q&A guidance sessions, alumni interviews, and roundtable discussions about the program
UK Fulbright Summer Institutes
The US-UK Fulbright Commission is pleased to announce itsUK Summer Institutes at Newcastle University, Roehampton University London, and Cardiff, Bangor and Aberystwyth Universities in Wales. The four to five week cultural and academic programmes are open to graduates that are at least 18 years of age, and have completed no more than two years of University level study.The program is open to students in all fields of study.
The Summer Institutes grant will cover the majority of the participants' costs. This includes round-trip airfare from the US to the UK, tuition and fees at the University, accommodation and social programme, subsistence (e.g. food and drink) and visa processing.
Participants in these programmes will get the opportunity to:
Experience an exciting academic summer programme at a highly regarded UK University
- Explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK, visiting museums, galleries, theatres, cities and historical sites
- Develop their academic ability by improving presentation, research and communication skills
- Meet people from all over the world, make friends and experience life as a real student in the UK
- Become an ambassador for studying in the United Kingdom
For more information and application forms, please visit: www.fulbright.co.uk/fulbright-awards/for-us-citizens/summer-institutes
The application deadline for the UK Fulbright summer programs is 15 April 2012.