Fulbright for Faculty

The members of the Kentucky Fulbright Association, which is located here at WKU, encourage you to take advantage of the wonderful experience of a Fulbright grant!  The experience of a Fulbright is life-changing and offers opportunities to broaden horizons and join a group of researchers and teachers who share great interest in what other cultural groups think and do.

The Fulbright Program offers a great variety of opportunities in many parts of the world.  Some are for an entire year, others can be as short as a few weeks.  To check on the possibilities and dates, go to www.cies.org  which is the website of the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, the group that administers the Fulbright Scholar Program for university-college faculty and for professionals.

If you have every wondered whether you would be interested in doing a Fulbright, come to the Faculty House next Monday afternoon (September 24) between 3 and 4:30.

As a part of International Reach Week,  WKU campus Fulbrighters will be there to share their experiences and to give you encouragement to try it yourself.  This is a very informal session in which we want to give you some ideas about what you might do, where, and how.  Even if you don’t think you can manage to go abroad, come by and talk with us about how we as faculty can take advantage of both students and faculty who have had Fulbright experiences and use them in internationalizing our community and curriculum.  You may be interested in finding out how to invite an international Fulbrighter to spend some time in your department.

If you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact any Fulbrighter on WKU’s campus or just stop by on Monday for a cup of coffee and an informal chat.

(Source: Email from Cecile Garmon, Director of Leadership Studies & Professor in the Department of Communication, to interested faculty)

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