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Fulbright Day: Portugal – March 19

March 19th, 2021, marked Portugal’s Fulbright Day, a special day to celebrate the program’s legacy of fostering mutual understanding. Fulbright Portugal held a series of live events with notable Fulbright alumni and guests.

Fulbright Day: Rwanda – March 17

Rwanda celebrated its Fulbright Day on March 17 with a webinar promoting the Fulbright Program to prospective applicants.

Fulbright Day: Spain – March 27

The Fulbright Commission in Spain joined the 75th anniversary of the Fulbright Program by organizing a virtual tasting of Spanish wines on March 27.

Fulbright Impact in the Field: Strengthening International Engagement on U.S. Campuses

In celebration of the Fulbright Program’s 75th Anniversary, this “Fulbright Impact in the Field” panel will convene higher education leaders from across the United States for a wide-ranging discussion on […]

Bringing the World Closer Together Through Education

Synonymous with international education, the Fulbright Program has provided students, scholars, teachers, artists, and professionals of all backgrounds the opportunity to study, teach, exchange ideas, and find solutions to complex local and global challenges for 75 years. Serving as leaders across the globe, Fulbrighters educate and internationalize their communities in the classroom and on college and university campuses, preparing students for the future.

Jaime Saavedra

Leading efforts by the largest financier of education in more than 80 developing countries, Dr. Jaime Saavedra’s global perspective, forged by Fulbright, has shaped his life’s work: to use education to fight poverty and inequality worldwide.

Hanna Holborn Gray

A celebrated historian of political and historical thought, as well as a savvy administrator, Dr. Hanna Holborn Gray championed academic excellence and inclusion in some of the United States’ premier academic institutions.

Mark B. Rosenberg

Dr. Mark B. Rosenberg has spent his nearly five-decade career in higher education finding solutions. As a professor, researcher, and current President of Florida International University (FIU), he has turned institutions into inclusive, innovative, and collaborative centers of global learning.

Ruth J. Simmons

As an HBCU scholarship recipient at Dillard University in New Orleans and as the first African American president of an Ivy League university, Dr. Ruth J. Simmons’ educational journey has been long and varied. The common thread in a career of many firsts? A life-long passion for cross-cultural understanding and showcasing Black excellence in academia.

John Hope Franklin: Redefining the American Story – Exploring a Life & Legacy Through Family & Fulbright

“Dr. Franklin was always walking with a sense of global interaction – even when he was thinking about the ways that the United States can address its own inequities and […]

Transforming Communities Through Knowledge

Fulbrighters are recognized for their achievements in academia, government, and in other important fields, and they also bring to life one of the Fulbright Program’s most consequential objectives: to shape a more positive vision for communities through sharing knowledge. Learn more about how Fulbright Program participants change their host and home communities through their work and dedication to service.

Fulbright Day: Iceland – February 23

To commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Fulbright Program and the 64th Anniversary of Fulbright Iceland, the Commission in Iceland hosted a day full of celebratory events, including the release of a special 75th Anniversary Edition Newsletter, the premier of a grantee profile video and three live events with notable Fulbright alumni.