UNION COLLEGE FULBRIGHT PROGRAM:
SHARING A CULTURE – SHAPING THE WORLD – FULBRIGHT OVERSEAS EXPERIENCE
ENLIGHTEN THE MIND – NOURISH THE SPIRIT – CHALLENGE THE CONSCIENCE
The Fulbright-Hays Group Study Abroad Program sponsored by the United States Department of State was established in 1946 by the U.S. Congress through legislation introduced by late senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas to “enable the government of the United States to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.” Visit to learn more at http://foreign.fulbrightonline.org/
The most recent award to Union College was made in 2007 to enable two faculties, Prof. Charles Jones, Department of Psychology and Prof. Fidelis Achenjang, Department of Natural Science, accompany seven (7) Eastern KY K-12 teachers and three (3) undergraduate/graduate students to learn about the interaction of environment, history and culture in Cameroon, Africa’s salad bowl. Participants did not just visit but discovered and saw Cameroon. Through their post travel activities, they pursue on going exchange with Cameroonian African educators using global communication tools.
To realize the value in the value of a Study Abroad, ask someone who has been abroad in recent past to observe others’ socio-political, economic and cultural institutions, exchange ideas, and embark on joint ventures of importance to the general welfare of the world’s inhabitants.Through these web pages Union College encourages its students and the public not only to expand their horizons but also to develop a broader (global) perspective and prepare to compete in the global market place.
With the Union College Fulbright Scholars Program, you give your self to the world; a world full of (unimaginable) possibilities - unparalleled service, invaluable experience, an atypical classroom and memories that will last a lifetime!!
“Fostering leadership, learning and empathy between cultures was and remains the purpose of the international scholarship program.” – Senator J. William Fulbright