Tuesday, November 24, 2009

About the Fulbright Program - the Fulbright Program helps students study abroad

Be a Fulbright Scholar!

The Fulbright scholarship is an exchange program that allows students from the U.S. and other countries to study abroad. It is a famous program that started in the 1940's. Students travel to another country, and share their experiences at home when they return.

Both U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens can apply. It is a very prestigious award that students from all over compete for. Some Fulbright scholars come here to the U.S. to study.

I had a Fulbright teacher when I was in high school. She was truely gifted. Fulbright scholars come back to their home country with new ideas, insights, and a feeling that they have really accomplished something important.

Here are the names of some famous people that were once Fulbright Scholars:
1. Joseph Heller
2. Melissa Block
3. John Lithgow
4. Sylvia Plath
5. Renee Fleming
6. Thomas Pickering

Here are some links from the official Fulbright site:
Fulbright Journals (find out about life for Fulbright scholars in other countries)

Videos and podcasts written by Fulbrighters
Explore the entire Fulbright site
Which Fulbright grant is right for me?

Other scholarship resources can be found at the Nontrads site Scholarship page.


Other sources and info. for this article:
Mental Floss: 10 Fulbright Scholars
The Dept. of State Fulbright Pages
The University of California at Irvine Fulbright page 
VOA News Special English Fulbright info. page
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