About the Enrichment Program

Fulbright Visiting Scholar Enrichment Programs

The Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program provides a variety of enrichment activities throughout the academic year, which are intended to further the Fulbright Program’s goal of increasing mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and people of other countries. These enrichment activities benefit the more than 800 Fulbright Visiting Scholars (faculty and professionals from over 100 countries) who have received Fulbright Scholar grants for advanced research and university lecturing in the United States.

Enrichment activities are primarily conducted outside of the “formal” academic program and day-to-day work setting.  The goals of these enrichment programs are to:

  • Build cross-cultural understanding through activities that highlight U.S. culture and history, including the diversity of the U.S. and of its people, at the local, state, regional, and national levels;
  • Expand professional and social networks to create a stronger Fulbright community;
  • Create opportunities for the development of professional and leadership skills;
  • Promote community service activities to increase the spirit of volunteerism and facilitate interactions with diverse segments of U.S. society;
  • Strengthen national and global alumni networks; and
  • Expand outreach to promote the Fulbright Program and highlight its impact.

Fulbright Visiting Scholar Enrichment activities consist of local activities in key areas with large numbers of Fulbright Visiting Scholars and seminars, which are academic conferences built around a topic of shared global importance.


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