Over the years, Northwestern has consistently sent and hosted dozens of students, scholars, and staff through the distinguished Fulbright Program, which offers research and teaching grants abroad and in the United States.
But this past year — the first year that the Fulbright U.S. Student Program solicited applications from universities to be pre-departure orientation hosts — Northwestern was selected to host more than 180 Fulbright grantees and alumni for the program’s Sub-Saharan Africa orientation in July.
That means everyone — students, English teaching assistants, or scholars — who received a Fulbright award to travel to Africa came to Northwestern for orientation.
It’s a natural fit: Both Northwestern and the Fulbright Program are committed to fostering international partnerships and mutual understanding across borders. Northwestern’s Program of African Studies is the oldest in the nation, and its library holds the largest Africana collection in existence.