A Fulbright Fellowship is funding to study and do research in a foreign country after you graduate from college. In many countries it is possible to use the grant to teach English. The grant covers travel and living expenses as well as tuition and health insurance for one academic year. A Fulbright application requires two essays: one about the project you plan to carry out during your fellowship year and an autobiographical statement. Although it is important to know the language of the country you plan to go to, or to be willing to learn it quickly, there are 38 countries where the language is English. A few of these are:

  • Australia
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Botswana
  • Canada
  • Cyprus
  • Ethiopia

In recent years, John Carroll students have had Fulbright Fellowships to:

  • Ukraine
  • Korea
  • New Zealand
  • Austria
  • Slovakia
  • Sri Lanka
  • China
  • Indonesia
  • El Salvador
  • Germany
  • Turkey

Deadlines for the competition:

  • July 3 – Notification of your intent to apply given to Dr. Swenson
  • August 1 – Rough drafts of essays due
  • September 26 – Completed application due

For further information including a booklet and an application, contact Dr. Elizabeth Swenson at 216/397-4434 or swenson@jcu.edu.