Fulbright Is Your Partner in Internationalizing Your Campus

Moroccan FLTA Sofyan Essarraoui at Bennett College organized an event called “Enter Morocco.” Sofyan created a Moroccan experience for Bennett’s students, faculty, and staff.
Sofyan Essarraoui (center), a 2019 Fulbright FLTA at Bennett College, organized an event called “Enter Morocco," creating a Moroccan experience for Bennett’s students, faculty, and staff.

By Fulbright Program Staff

Looking for ways to internationalize your campus? The Fulbright U.S. Program is ready to partner with you to enhance the international dimensions of your institution. 

Did you know, according to an impact survey of U.S. Scholars from 2005 – 2015, that:

  1. 85% of Fulbright Scholars encouraged their students to study abroad
  2. 40% of Scholars noted that the Fulbright Program had a profound impact on their professional advancement

Use the following strategies to develop a robust Fulbright culture on campus: 

Appoint a Fulbright Scholar Liaison and a Fulbright Program Adviser

  • Fulbright Scholar Liaisons serve as the main on-campus point of contact for the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program. They advocate for Fulbright-friendly policies, promote the program, and guide faculty and administrators through the application process.
  • Fulbright Program Advisers serve as the main on-campus point of contact for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. They recruit and advise student applicants, conduct campus interviews, and help coordinate the application process. 

Bring Foreign Fulbrighters to your Campus

Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Ben Ayettey
Ben Ayettey (center), a Fulbright Visiting Scholar from Ghana, leads a dance workshop at UC Irvine as a Scholar-in-Residence.
  • The Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence (S-I-R) is a unique initiative to enhance on-campus internationalization efforts. Through the S-I-R Program, institutions host a scholar from outside of the United States for a semester or full academic year to: teach courses, assist in curriculum development, guest lecture, develop study abroad/exchange partnerships, and engage with the campus and the local community.
  • The Fulbright Outreach Lecturing Fund (OLF) provides funding for campuses to host Fulbright Visiting Scholars, already in the United States, for short-term speaking engagements. To view a list of current Visiting Scholars in the United States, please visit the Scholar Directory. The OLF travel award is designed to enrich both institutions and Visiting Scholars through lectures that promote academic disciplines and cultural understanding.
  • The Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program develops cultural and linguistic knowledge by supporting teaching assistantships in more than 30 languages at hundreds of U.S. higher education institutions. Institutions can host dynamic, early-career educators from more than 50 countries who contribute an energetic cultural component to on-campus language programs and international initiatives.
  • Opportunities are also available to host Fulbright Foreign Students on your campus to study and conduct research through graduate degree programs, or to host Fulbright Visiting Scholars to conduct research.
  • See the Fulbright Institutional Opportunities webpage for more details. 

Host Virtual Campus-Wide Fulbright Informational Workshops

Fulbright Scholar teaching
A Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence lecturing a class of American students on campus.
  • IIE Staff can present on award opportunities for faculty, administrators, and students.
  • Fulbright Scholar Alumni Ambassadors share about their Fulbright experience and the impact on both their host and home institutions.
    • Please email [email protected] if you would like to have an Ambassador speak to your faculty.

We look forward to partnering with you to internationalize your campus and impact future generations of professionals in the United States and beyond.