75 Years of Actions, Insights, and Opportunities

For 75 years, Fulbright participants have had a profound impact on the lives of individuals and on communities across the globe. Each of the articles below shares some of the many ways that Fulbrighters inspire, innovate, and find solutions to challenges facing our communities and our world.

Fulbright: Diplomacy in Action – Connecting Nations and People

Since the program’s founding, Fulbrighters have served as unofficial citizen ambassadors. In recognition of 75 years of outstanding service, we recognize several Fulbrighters working in the fields of public diplomacy and service, and explore how Fulbright has influenced and contributed to their careers.

Making History, One Fulbrighter at a Time

Fulbrighters not only enrich their educations and advance their careers, they also make meaningful contributions abroad and at home, often in unexpected ways. Throughout the program’s 75-year history, Fulbrighters have borne witness to world-changing historical moments; in some cases, they have even made history themselves.

Partners for Mutual Understanding

The Fulbright Program partners with dynamic and forward-thinking organizations to expand the program’s reach, build diverse networks, and create impact in a variety of disciplines and fields. Learn how Fulbright partnerships help fulfill the program’s mission.

Partnering for a Better World

Fulbright brings opportunities to life through partnership. Learn more in this article about the history, activities, and outstanding alumni of the Fulbright Program and the 49 Fulbright binational commissions.

Fulbright: Creating and Connecting Through the Arts

From award-winning, globally recognized Fulbright luminaries like Renée Fleming, Philip Glass, and Maya Angelou, to cutting-edge artists and changemakers, Fulbrighters create beautiful and thought-provoking works and also strengthen cross-cultural ties, champion diverse perspectives, and inspire communities.

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Fulbright: Advancing Opportunities

As the Fulbright Program celebrates its 75th anniversary, it is important to acknowledge the role that Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have played in expanding access to Fulbright awards.

Advancing Opportunity at Home and Abroad

More than a simple recognition of academic and professional achievement, a Fulbright award is an acknowledgement of the power of participants to effect change in their host and home communities. Alumni return from the Fulbright experience ready to spread their newfound knowledge and use their successes as inspiration for the next generation.

Protecting the Planet with Fulbright

As cultural ambassadors and environmental stewards, Fulbrighters work to create a sustainable future through scientific research and communication, habitat and wildlife conservation, and innovative policy and technology for a sustainable future.

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.

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.