Would you like to teach English or conduct your own research in another country for a year? If so, then the Fulbright U.S. Student Program may be the perfect opportunity for you.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs. A candidate will submit a Statement of Grant Purpose defining activities to take place during one academic year in a participating country outside the U.S.

During their grants, Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with, and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences. The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think. Through engagement in the community, the individual will interact with his/her hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding.

Basic Eligibility

Applicants must be U.S. citizens with a minimum 3.3 GPA who will earn at least a Bachelor’s degree by June 2015.

Applicants must have proficiency in the written and spoken language of the host country sufficient to communicate with the people and to carry out the proposed study/research. This is especially important for projects in the social sciences and the humanities.

In the creative and performing arts, four years of professional training and/or experience meet the basic eligibility requirement.

Additional eligibility (including level of proficiency in the host country’s language) may vary among host countries. More details are available online.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is a highly prestigious national award. The deadline will occur in early October; however, Fulbright applications are quite extensive and require a great deal of thought. If you are interested in applying, please contact Michele Galati at michele.galati@csi.cuny.edu or 718.982.2301 to set up an appointment for a discussion regarding building a competitive application.