Fulbright Days: Celebrating Around the World

Throughout 2021, Fulbright Commissions, U.S. Embassies, Universities, and other Fulbright partners and supporters are celebrating the 75th Anniversary with a wide and varied range of activities taking place around the world. The Fulbright Program’s success is based on a sustained commitment to international bilateral partnerships and shared priorities. Fulbright Days celebrate the impact of these important partnerships across the globe. Learn more and join in the celebration below.

Fulbright Day: South Africa – April 21

On April 21, 2021, in celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the Fulbright Program, U.S. Mission South Africa invites you to join us in celebrating the signing of the NRF-IIE Fulbright Funding agreement. That same evening, four South African Fulbrighters will be put to the test in a live-streamed general knowledge quiz!

Fulbright Day: Trinidad and Tobago – April 22

In celebration of the Fulbright Program’s 75th Anniversary, U.S. Embassy, Port of Spain presents “Fulbright Day Trinidad and Tobago: Alumni Making an Impact,” a panel which will feature Fulbright alumni leaders from Trinidad and Tobago: Ms. Melissa Jimenez, Dr. Samantha Chaitram, and Dr. Andrew Hunte.

Fulbright Day: Venezuela – April 12

On April 12, Venezuela celebrated its Fulbright Day with a panel of notable Venezuelan Fulbrighters sharing their work of more than 20 years of global impact.

Fulbright Day: Guinea – March 31

On March 31, the Fulbright Program team in Guinea joined the worldwide celebration of Fulbright’s 75th anniversary by highlighting the cultural importance of exchange programs. Guinea’s events dabbled in dance and ventured through the joyous memories of studying abroad and savoring dishes both familiar and unknown.

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 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.