WASHINGTON, February 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The US Department of State, in conjunction with the Institute of International Education (IIE), released lists of more than 125 U.S. institutions of higher learning that sent the most U.S. Fulbright students and U.S. scholars abroad in the 2021-2022 academic year.

The 2021-2022 rosters include nine Asian American and Native American Serving Pacific Islander Institutions (AANAPISI), eight Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI), and three military academies or senior military colleges (SMC). Fourteen U.S. community colleges, one tribal college, and three four-year specialty institutions also sent U.S. Fulbright Scholars Abroad in 2021-22 and are featured.

Topping this year’s lists of research, master’s, bachelor’s, and four-year honors institutions that have sent the most U.S. Fulbright students abroad are brown university (RI), University of North Georgia (GEORGIA), Hunter CUNY College (NEW YORK), Bowdoin College (ME) and the California Institute of the Arts (CALIFORNIA). the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (HE), State University of New York at New Paltz (New York), and Middlebury College (VT) sent the most U.S. Fulbright Scholars in the Research, Masters, and Bachelor categories. Fulbright students are recent university graduates, graduate students and early career professionals. Fulbright scholars are established teachers, researchers, administrators and professionals.

“We congratulate the colleges and universities we honor as 2021-2022 Fulbright Top Producers and are especially excited to celebrate those institutions that are recognized as Fulbright Top Producers for the first time. These institutions reflect the geographic and institutional diversity of higher education in United Statesand include institutions serving minorities,” said Ethan Rosenzweig, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Academic Programs in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the United States Department of State. “We thank the leaders of these institutions for supporting their faculty advisors and administrators, who are instrumental in guiding their students through the Fulbright application process. We also acknowledge their support of their faculty and administrators who are seeking Fulbright scholarships, global perspectives and new international collaborations, which can positively impact local and global communities.US Fulbright Scholars and US Fulbright Students have life-changing experiences that continue to reap rewards. dividends both professionally and personally throughout their careers.

The lists of top producing institutions are organized by Carnegie classification and are available in full at the Fulbright Top Producting website.

About the Fulbright Program
For more than 75 years, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 400,000 participants – chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential – the opportunity to exchange ideas and help find solutions to the challenges facing our communities and our world are facing. More than 1,900 U.S. students, artists, and early-career professionals in more than 100 different fields of study receive Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants each year to study, teach English, and conduct research abroad. In addition, more than 800 American scholars, artists, and professionals from all walks of life teach or conduct research abroad through the Fulbright US Scholar Program each year. The U.S. Department of State sponsors the Fulbright program, and several nonprofit cooperative partners implement and support the program on behalf of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. For more information on the Fulbright program, visit eca.state.gov/fulbright.

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