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Thursday, June 08, 2023

International students contemplate future careers in the U.S., but face challenges that local students may not have to worry about. 

UW-Madison ranked top in producing Fulbright scholars

UW-Madison produced a high number of Fulbright students in the 2018-’19 academic year, being ranked highly compared to other research universities. 

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs recognizes the top-producing institutions of Fulbright Students each year. This year, 18 UW-Madison students accepted Fulbright scholarships, landing the university the 15th spot. 

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is administered by the UW-Madison Institute of International Education. 

The program is tailored to give graduating seniors and graduate students, as well as young professionals and artists, opportunities for personal development and international experience. Students must be U.S. citizens to be eligible for the program. 

FUSP provides programs to involve students in university coursework, independent library or field research, teaching English, classes in a music conservatory or art school, special projects in the social or life sciences or a combination. 

Recent projects involved cancer research in the U.K., free-market development in Mauritius, women’s rights in Chile and contemporary artistic expression in India.

The program also offers participants opportunities to meet and work with people of the host country and share daily life, as well as professional and creative, insights. 

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