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Fulbright recipients abroad enjoy diverse learning, teaching, and cultural experiences

The Hub

April 22, 2019


Quantum physics in Germany, novel writing in South Korea, and teaching English in Mongolia—these are some of the projects Johns Hopkins scholars are undertaking this year as part of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, the government's flagship international educational exchange program.

During the 2018-19 Fulbrights cycle, Johns Hopkins University sent 15 current students and recent graduates to locales around the world for a variety of research, study, and teaching experiences.

Hopkins ranked among the nation's top producers of Fulbright students during the 2018-19 cycle, according to an annual report published by The Chronicle of Higher Education, and has been a top producer for the past nine years. JHU currently ranks 11th for the ratio of applicants to winners and is tied for 23rd in terms of the number of grants awarded among research institutions.

Since its start in 1946, the Fulbright Program has selected more than 390,000 participants based on academic merit and leadership potential and provided them with the opportunity to exchange ideas and work on solutions to shared international concerns.

Johns Hopkins plans to announce its next round of Fulbright winners in May, and the university's National Fellowships Program is hosting a series of information sessions this month for the upcoming application cycle. Prospective U.S. citizen applicants—undergraduates with degrees by August 2020, graduate students, and alumni—must submit their intent forms by May 12 (for Homewood, Peabody, and the School of Education) or June 10 (for East Baltimore and SAIS).

The Hub caught up with three recent JHU grads who are currently completing their U.S. Fulbright Programs abroad. They shared updates via email on their projects and cultural experiences.