Wayne State College

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Wayne State College students in their senior year are encouraged to apply for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program to pursue independent research projects or to assist English language teachers in classrooms across the globe. From business to performing arts, students in all academic fields have the potential to receive a grant to travel to one of more than 155 countries.  You need not have a teaching background to qualify!

Fulbright grants provide round-trip airfare, language or orientation programs (when applicable), a monthly stipend for the length of the award, and supplemental health and accident insurance.

During the year abroad you will meet, work, live with, and learn from people of the host country.  The Fulbright Student Program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing you to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think. Through engagement in the community, you will interact with your hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding.

Requirements and Application

To apply, students in their senior year at WSC should prepare a Fulbright application in the summer for submission by early September. Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent before the start date of the grant. For eligibility, application tips, timeline and more information, visit the Fulbright Student Program website.

If you have questions, please contact:
Dr. Jean Karlen
Professor Emeritus, Sociology
[email protected]

Or contact the Multicultural Center
Kanter Student Center, Room 10


WSC Fulbright Award Winners

  • Mary Helms - B.S. Life Sciences / Biology '24; Fulbright English Teaching Assistant, Spain, 2024-25. Read the story
  • Anna Knezevic - B.S. Business Administration/Marketing '17; Fulbright English Teaching Award, Malaysia, 2017-18. Read the story
  • Dr. Barbara Engebretsen - WSC Professor of Exercise Science; Fulbright Global Award, Ethiopia and Nepal, 2017-19. Read the story