Fulbright 2019

UI Fulbrighter on COVID and the importance of global exchange

University of Iowa grad and 2019-20 Fulbright awardee Erik Ovrom looks back at some of the highlights from his year in teaching in Mexico City.

Fond reflections of a Fulbright experience cut short

Sylvia Dean (BA linguistics/TESL '20) was the winner of a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Award to Taiwan for 2019-20. While the coronavirus pandemic cut her Fulbright experience short, she has fond memories of her experience.

In the news: UI Fulbright scholar to travel to Sierra Leone to study Ebola aftershocks

Brittany Anderson will use her Fulbright grant to return to Sierra Leone to research the aftermath of Ebola outbreaks.

In the news: UI Fulbright scholar to use rap to teach English in Mexico City

An Iowa City native’s journey through skateboarding and music led to a path in medicine and a Fulbright Grant.

In the news: UI Fulbright scholar to start a children’s choir in Brazil

Jill Oberhart, a UI Fulbright scholar, will touch down in Brazil in November, where she plans to start a children’s choir.

UI sets record with 19 Fulbright awardees

A record 19 University of Iowa students have been awarded Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants to conduct research, attend graduate school, undertake creative projects, or serve as English teaching assistants abroad in 2019–20, with an additional two students selected as alternates.

In the news: UI student hopes to bring papermaking to Cambodia’s cultural renaissance

UI student Isabella Myers, with a Fulbright grant, will travel to Cambodia to study and re-create century-old manuscripts.

UI student Nicole Hehr awarded Fulbright to Italy

Nicole Hehr, who received a BA in ancient civilization from the University of Iowa in May 2019, is the winner of a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Award to Italy for 2019-20

UI student Maria Bascom awarded Fulbright to Russia

Maria Bascom, who received a BA in Russian from the University of Iowa in May 2019, is the winner of a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Award to Russia for 2019-20.

In the news: UI student, proficient in four languages, to teach English under Fulbright

Sylvia Dean, the UI’s first Fulbright winner of the year, plans to head to Taiwan for a second time.

In the news: Defying the odds, UI Fulbright scholar Nicholas Grandstaff heads to Europe

UI student Nicholas Grandstaff had an unlikely journey to earning a Fulbright, but with this scholarship he will be heading to the Netherlands.

UI sets record with 17 Fulbright awardees

A record 17 University of Iowa students have been awarded Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants to conduct research, attend graduate school, undertake creative projects, or serve as English teaching assistants abroad in 2019–20, with an additional four students selected as alternates.