Fulbright 75th Anniversary
The Fulbright Program turns 75 this year. So far, 400,000 exchange students from 160 countries have exchanged education and ideas across different cultures and industries. The Fulbright Program offers international educational and cultural exchange programs for passionate and accomplished students, scholars, artists, teachers, and professionals of all backgrounds to study, teach, or pursue important research and professional projects. Find out more about
The Fulbright Program.
Caroline is a PHD student in aviation and innovation management at Purdue University. She hopes that when she returns to Kenya, she can share her knowledge and her expertise to improve Kenya’s transport systems. Thanks to her The Fulbright Program scholarship Caroline has become a global citizen that can make a difference.
Leah is the first female professor in Kenya. In 1989, she won a Fulbright scholarship to be a Professor at Central Michigan University, U.S. Through this opportunity she was able to encourage U.S. institutions to become more international and teach them about Kenya first-hand. Since returning to Kenya, she mentors young students interested in applying to the Program inspired by her achievements.
Participation in the Fulbright program allowed Rodney to shift his career and start an infectious disease teaching fellowship at the University of Nairobi. The scholarship enabled him to develop personal and professional relationships with locals and faculty. Robert loved his experience so much he decided to stay in Kenya where he wants to continue building the research programme.
Stephen received a scholarship to teach Swahili at the University of Pittsburgh. His classes received an immense success and enabled him to become a “global citizen”, going beyond a country’s boundaries to become a better teacher and to promote international peace and understanding. Today his mission is to transform the lives of empowered youth in his Kenyan village by connecting them to opportunities.