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NDSU Fulbright

Fostering leadership, learning and empathy between cultures

The J. William Fulbright Program

  • Funded by a bill introduced by Fulbright for the promotion of international good will through the exchange of students in the field of education, culture, and science.

  • Fulbright is the most widely recognized and prestigious international exchange program in the world.

  • Fosters bilateral relationships between countries and governments to shape program goals and needs.

The J. William Fulbright Program

  • Fundamental Principles:

    • International Partnership

    • Mutual Understanding

  • 8,000 grants awarded annually

  • 300,000 participants since program inception

Types of Fulbright Programs

  • Scholars:

    • Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program

    • Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program

  • Students:

    • Fulbright U.S. Student Program

    • Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Program

    • Fulbright Foreign Student Program

    • FulbrightmtvU Fellowship

    • Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program

    • International Fulbright Science and Technology Award

Types of Fulbright Programs

  • Teachers

    • Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program

    • Fulbright Classroom Teacher Exchange Program

    • Distinguished Fulbright Awards in Teaching Program

  • Professionals:

    • Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program

  • Cross-Category

    • Fulbright-Hayes Program

Fulbright Information



Fulbright Scholars

Holly E. Bastow-ShoopProfessorDepartment of Apparel, Design, and Hospitality Management

2007, India

Fulbright-Hayes Group Project Fellowship

Holly E. Bastow-Shoop

Acquire in-depth knowledge of Indian Culture

Understand roles and significance of textiles

Add to cultural diversity programs

Develop cohesive teams to enhance university/K-12 connection

Foster contacts for future collaboration

India is poisedIndia is changing. As with all nations, change is inevitable, but the rate of change is amazing. Im very pleased to have been able to witness a small part of it.

Thomas BonSenior LecturerDepartment of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

2010, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Tashkent Institute of Irrigation and Melioration

Tashkent State Agrarian University

Thomas Bon

  • Taught courses on instrumentation, hydraulics, microcontrollers, and softwareapplications

  • Taught courses for students and faculty

  • Taught at the Tashkent Institute of Irrigation and Melioration and at the Tashkent State Agrarian University

Experiencing other cultures is a great way to learn to appreciate both their culture and your own.

Robert HearneAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Agribusiness and Applied Economics

2009-2010, Bangkok, Thailand,

Kasetsart University

Robert Hearne

  • Taught Principles of Microeconomics, Water Resources Economics, and Environmental Economics

  • Presented research at conferences in Manila, Philippines and Hanoi, Vietnam

  • Collaborative projects in Environmental Economics and Water Resources

  • Arranged field trips for students to learn about Agribusiness

My Fulbright experiencereally provided me with great opportunities for both teaching and learning, and demonstrated that these are not separate activities.

Tom IsernDistinguished ProfessorDepartment of History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies

1991-1992, Wellington, New Zealand

Turnbull Library

Tom Isern

  • Continued historical research on a variety of topics relating to agriculture in New Zealand

  • Senior Fulbright Scholar at the Turnbull Library

  • Conducted research on the interface of agriculture and environment

The Fulbright experience opened a whole new facet of my scholarly research

Won KooProfessorDepartment of Agribusiness and Applied Economics

2006-2007, Seoul, Korea

Korea University

Won Koo

"I strongly recommend our faculty apply to the Fulbright Program. It was a unique experience. Fulbright provided me with opportunities to meet other people in the hosting country as well as professionals from other universities. It was a great networking opportunity."

Larry PetersonProfessorDepartment of History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies

1982-1983, Oldenburg, West Germany

Carl von Ossietzky University

Larry Peterson

  • Taught courses in American Visions and Values and the History of Sexuality in the West

  • Returned for a American Studies workshop in 2004

Having a Fulbright was a life-transforming experience for me and my family."

BernhardtSaini-EidukatAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Geosciences

2007, Germany

German Federal Institute for

Geosciences and Natural Resources

University of Hannover

Bernhardt Saini-Eidukat

Conducted research on Germanium-rich ore samples in order to understand Germanium concentration and locate more in the future

Co-taught a class on Mineral Deposits at the University of Hannover

Colleagues I met on my Fulbright were very gracious and welcoming, and I made a new life-long contacts, both personal and professional."

Herbert SnyderAssociate ProfessorDepartment Accounting and Information Systems

Spring 2003, Mykolayiv, Ukraine

Petro Mohyla University for the Humanities

Herbert Snyder

  • Taught E-Commerce at Petro Mohyla University for the Humanities

  • Worked with local entrepreneurs to improve web presence

  • Performed research that examined E-Commerce in the Ukraine

Being a Fulbright scholar in Ukraine was an object lesson on how things can improve. Growing up during the Cold War, I never imagined a world in which I would be invited to the former Soviet Union and asked to teach school.

DENNIS WIESENBORNProfessorAgricultural and Biosystems engineering

1997-1998, Cork, Ireland

University College Cork

Food Engineering Abroad:

An Academic Year in Ireland

  • Integrated computer software applications into curriculum

  • Mentored senior students on professional presentation skills

  • Coordinated food & beverage processing field trips

  • Research collaboration: analysis of heat transfer in pilot-scale falling-film evaporator

Dennis Wiesenborn


[My Fulbright experience] has undoubtedly been one of the high points of my professional career.


VisitingFulbright Scholar


Plant Pathology


  • Teaches a course in fungal biology

  • Invited to guest lecture at Texas A & M University, Kansas State University, Washington State University, and Morgan State University

International Fulbright Fellows




Doctoral Program in Natural Resources Management

Yamaya Sosa Muchado

Dominican Republic


Masters Program in Visual Neuroscience

Sejaa Al-Badrani



Masters Program in Chemistry

Lawrence Masaba

South Africa


Masters Program in Animal Science

NDSU Fulbright Fellows


2010-2011, Puttaparthi and Bangalore, India

Mobile Health Care

The Fulbright experience has been an awesome opportunity for me to explore India, learn about its eclectic culture, collaborate and build relationships with bright academicians and business leaders.

Emily Hagemeister

2009-2010, Amman, Jordan

Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship

My Fulbright experience was life-changing. I am proud to have represented my nation, my region, and my university on a mission of excellence, service, and mutual cultural understanding.

Fulbright Fellows

Ashley K. Randall

2007-2008, Switzerland


Melvin D. Bolton

2004-2005, Netherlands


Sarah J. Gregor

2003-2004, Germany


Paul P. Tinerella

2003-2004, Australia

Ecology/Environmental Studies

John C. Marma

1999-2000, Austria


Other Institution Fulbright Fellows

Karen PeirceGraduate writing coordinatorgraduate school

1993-1994, Ulsan, Korea

English Teaching Assistant

Educational exchange can turn nations into people, contributing as no other form of communication can to the humanizing of international relations.

Elizabeth BirminghamAssociate professorDepartment of english

1991-1992, Canberra, Australia

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