What is the Fulbright U.S. Student Program?

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or English Teaching Assistantships. A candidate will submit a Statement of Grant Purpose defining activities to take place during one academic year in a 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 their hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding.

Grant lengths and dates vary by country. Please consult the specific country summary for details.

Applicants for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program include:

Recent graduates Graduating seniors and recent Bachelor’s-degree recipients should have some undergraduate preparation and/or direct work or internship experience related to the project.

Master's and doctoral candidates Graduate-level candidates must demonstrate the capacity for independent study or research, together with a general knowledge of the history, culture, and current events of the countries to which they are applying.

Young professionals, including writers, creative and performing artists, journalists, and those in law, business, and other professional fields Competitive candidates who have up to 5 years of professional study and/or experience in the field in which they are applying will be considered. Those with more than 5 years of experience should apply to the Council for International Exchange of Scholars in the Fulbright Scholar Program.

Competitive applicants to the Fulbright U.S. Student Program will not have recent extensive experience abroad (excluding recent undergraduate study abroad), especially in the country of application.


For more information, interested individuals should visit the Fulbright U.S. Student Program website at us.fulbrightonline.org. Students currently enrolled at Temple University should contact the campus Fulbright Program Adviser, Denise Connerty, connerty@temple.edu, and read our Inroduction to the U.S. Student Fulbright Program for more information.

Recent Temple Fulbright winners



Shelby Greenwood, BA French and German

Germany, English Teaching Assistantship


Krystal Lobban, BA Spanish

Brazil, English Teaching Assistantship


Samantha Moffat, BS Secondary Education and Spanish

Spain, English Teaching Assistantship

Kyle Simpers, BA Spanish and Latin American Studies

Brazil, English Teaching Assistantship

Agnieszka Szymanska, PhD Art History

Egypt, Research:  The Red Monastery Wall Paintings in Upper Egypt as Vehicles of Memory

Reilly Wilson, BA Geography and Urban Studies

United Kingdom, Research:  Adventure Playgrounds: Discourse and Policy Evolution




Letitia Garcia, BA Women’s Studies and Geography & Urban Studies
Canada, Research: Enacting Social Justice through Collaborative Efforts around Food Ethics

Emily Kinsel, BA French and Environmental Studies

France, French Government Teaching Assistantship

Michael Jan, MD Medicine

Sweden, Research:  The Use of Epidemiology to Improve Patient Care



Jasmine Cloud, PhD Art History

Italy, Research: Renovation in the Campo Vaccino: The Churches on the Roman Forum in the 17th Century

Sara Fischer, BS Elementary Ed and Special Ed
Spain, English Teaching Assistantship

Christiana Jackson, BA Political Science and German
Germany, English Teaching Assistantship

Jessica Meckler, BA English and Asian Studies
South Korea, English Teaching Assistantship

Korin Tangtrakul, BA Geography and Urban Studies
Thailand, English Teaching Assistantship

Mary Wolfe, BA Environmental Studies

Netherlands, Research:  The Effects of Urban Green Space on Criminal Activity and Sense of Safety