A Quick-Start Guide to the Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Are you unsure if the Fulbright is right for you or overwhelmed by all the information online? In 30-minutes, you will have a complete overview of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program application process and will:
1) Feel confident in your decision to apply or not
2) Know what you need to get started on the application
3) Have a timeline & roadmap for completing the application
4) Have access to additional resources for submitting a strong application
Taught by Fulbright Grantees & expert Fulbright coaches, this course provides guidance on:
- Finding a host country that’s a great fit for your interests
- Defining a project
- Getting affiliation letters
- Getting recommendation letters
Lauren Valdez was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to Brazil in 2011, where she researched the health conditions in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro. Her experience in Brazil led her to pursue a dual Masters in City Planning and Public Health from UC Berkeley, where Lauren taught for 3 years on the ethics and methods of international development. Since then Lauren has been awarded over $3.5 million in grants, fellowships, or other awards and developed or managed numerous nonprofit programs. Currently Lauren manages a national nonprofit program awarding $20 million in grant funding.
Adriana Valencia's first Fulbright was a Fulbright-IIE to Egypt in 1997-98, where she studied Arabic language and literature. She later had a Fulbright-Hays to Spain, Morocco, and France for her dissertation research. She has a PhD in architecture from UC Berkeley. She also has a Masters from UC Berkeley and a BA from Emory University, both in Near Eastern Studies. Other fellowships she’s won have been a Jacob K. Javits, Andrew W. Mellon, and the SSRC IDRF (Social Science Research Council International Dissertation Research Fellowship) and CAORC (Council of American Overseas Research Centers) multi-country research fellowships. She speaks eight languages (not all of them well), likes bicycle riding, traveling, and especially traveling by bicycle. Whenever the weather’s hot enough, she makes gazpacho.