Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Fulbright U.S. Student Program was created by Congress in 1946, in the wake of World War II, to foster mutual understanding among nations through educational and cultural exchanges. Originally planned for a limited number of years, it proved so successful that it has now continued uninterrupted for more than 65 years.

Many Wooster faculty and alumni will attest that the experience of studying or teaching abroad for a year has been one of the most enriching and stimulating experiences of their lives. Recent Wooster applicants have pursued a variety of projects ranging from geology studies in the Netherlands and anthropology in Colombia, to teaching English in France, Germany and Russia.

Every year, some 1,100 Americans design their own programs for study and research in over 125 nations. The Fulbright Program promotes cross-cultural understanding on a day-to-day basis in an atmosphere of openness and intellectual freedom and interaction.

Grantees participate in an orientation program in the host country and receive funds for travel, tuition, medical insurance, and living expenses.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens.


Included in the application process are the critical development of a specific project and personal statement and an on-campus interview with the faculty Fulbright committee. Final deadline for completion of this process is early-October, with a campus deadline of late September to facilitate interviews and finalizing applications.

Faculty Representatives

David McConnell, Sociology/Anthropology Department Ext 2476

Laura Sirot, Biology Department Ext 2341