The Fulbright Program, including the Fulbright-Hays Program, is a program of highly competitive, merit-basedgrants for international educational exchange for students, scholars, teachers, professionals, scientists and artists, founded by United States SenatorJ. William Fulbright scholarships in 1946. Under the Fulbright Program, competitively selected U.S. citizens may become eligible for https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fulbright_Program study, conduct research, or exercise their talents abroad and citizens of other countries may qualify to do the same in the United States. The first participating university in the United States was George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
The Fulbright Program is one of the most prestigious awards programs worldwide, operating in over 155 countries. Forty-three Fulbright alumni have won Nobel Prizes (including two in 2010, Peter A. Diamond and Ei-ichi Negishi) and seventy-eight have won Pulitzer Prizes. More Nobel laureates are former Fulbright recipients than any other award program.
I applied for both a Fulbright ETA grant in Germany as well as a USTA grant in Austria. I received both, and ultimately decided to spend my year teaching English in Oldenburg, Germany.
This led to me re-applying to the Fulbright’s partner program in Germany, the PAD, and spending my second year in Leipzig, Germany.
I’m grateful and excited for the opportunities ahead of me!