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Why Become a Host University

An International Program

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, a Fulbright exchange activity sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, brings accomplished professionals from selected developing and emerging countries to the United States for ten months of non-degree study and professional development. Nominated by U.S. Embassies or Fulbright Commissions at a mid-point in their careers, Fellows are selected through competitive review based on their potential for leadership, committment to public service and professional expertise.

The program provides an excellent opportunity to enhance the international orientation of your campus. Humphrey Fellows are placed in cohorts of eight to fifteen Fellows representing different countries and regions of the world. They bring a wealth of experiences and perspectives to share with faculty and students, as well as the university community at large. Moreover, the relationship between your university and Humphrey Fellows continues long after the program ends. Each host campus is encouraged to maintain ties with its annual cohort of Humphrey Fellows, as well as make use of the overall Humphrey alumni group now numbering more than 4,800 men and women.


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