UW-Madison: A top producer of Fulbright U.S. students

CONTACT: Steve Barcus, steven.barcus@wisc.edu, 608-262-5590

MADISON – The University of Wisconsin-Madison is once again included on the list of U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most 2018-2019 Fulbright U.S. Students.

Eighteen students from the University of Wisconsin-Madison accepted Fulbright awards for academic year 2018-2019, placing the university at No. 15 among research institutions. Twenty UW-Madison students were selected to receive the prestigious grants, though two elected to pursue other opportunities.

“This is a tremendous honor for those selected and for the university,” said Guido Podesta, vice provost and dean of the International Division at UW-Madison. “These awards open new doors for recipients, while helping to connect people from various institutions, nations and cultures.”

Each year the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces the top producing institutions for the Fulbright Program, the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program. The Chronicle of Higher Education publishes the lists annually.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is administered at the University of Wisconsin-Madison through the Awards Office in the Institute for Regional and International Studies (IRIS). IRIS is a unit of UW-Madison’s International Division. Learn more about the U.S. Student Fulbright Program at UW-Madison. Learn more about the Fulbright U.S. Student Program at UW-Madison.

About the Fulbright Program

Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 390,000 participants-chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential – with the opportunity to exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. Over 1,900 U.S. students, artists and young professionals in more than 100 different fields of study are offered Fulbright Program grants to study, teach English, and conduct research abroad each year. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program operates in over 140 countries throughout the world.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is a program of the U.S. Department of State, funded by an annual appropriation from the U.S. Congress to the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and supported in its implementation by the Institute of International Education.

The Fulbright Program also awards grants to U.S. scholars, teachers and faculty to conduct research and teach overseas. In addition, some 4,000 foreign Fulbright students and scholars come to the United States annually to study, lecture, conduct research and teach foreign languages.

For more information about the Fulbright Program, visit eca.state.gov/fulbright.

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