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Study Abroad


Fulbright Scholar Program

Is there a Fulbright in your future? "International education exchange is the most significant current project designed to continue the process of humanizing mankind to the point, we would hope, that nations can learn to live in peace."
- J. William Fulbright 

Application Deadline

August 1 – one year before the grant award

The usual terms of the grants (benefits vary by country and region):

  • Base stipend
  • Maintenance for living
  • Travel
  • Limited tuition assistance
  • Insurance


Traditional Fulbright Scholar Program

These awards allow you to lecture and/or conduct research in a host country. They are available in a variety of academic and professional fields, and they generally last from one semester to one year. 

Senior Specialists Program

These grants provide short-term academic opportunities (two to six weeks) for US faculty and professionals. Applicants apply on a rolling basis for candidacy on the Fulbright Senior Specialists Roster. Specialists are classed by discipline (and sub-discipline). When a host institution asks for a senior specialist, names from the roster are matched with that need. General disciplines are: Agriculture, American (US) Studies, Anthropology, Applied Linguistics/TEFL, Archaeology, Business Administration, Communications and Journalism, Economics, Education, Environmental Science, Information Technology, Law, Library Science, Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies, Political Science, Public Administration, Public/Global Health, Social Work, Sociology, Urban Planning.

Distinguished Chairs Program

Candidates for these awards should be eminent scholars and have a distinguished publication and teaching record. These are prestigious appointments lasting from 3-12 months.

International Education Administrators Program

These seminars introduce participants to the society, culture, and higher education systems of Japan, Korea, France, Germany, India, or the United Kingdom through campus visits, meetings with foreign colleagues and government officials, attendance at cultural events, and briefings on education. Participants look at the host country's academic infrastructure and culture to gain new perspectives on the need to internationalize US campuses and insight into how to do it.

NEXUS Regional Scholar Program

Come together with a group of scholars from Western Hemisphere nations for three seminars and a Fulbright exchange experience.

German Studies Seminar

This is a group seminar on current German society and culture. Participants examine the political, social and economic institutions of Germany. Each seminar has a specific thematic focus. These seminars last two weeks and begin in Berlin. Depending on the topic, the seminar will be conducted in English or German.

Whats Next

Contact SAU Fulbright Advisor Barbara Pitz for more information.
563/333-6391 phone
Ambrose Hall 319