Yale is a top producer of U.S. student Fulbright winners

For the past decade, Yale has been a top producer of U.S. student Fulbright awardees, with more than 100 Yale students or alumni winning the prestigious honor in the past five years.

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs recently announced the U.S. college and universities that produced the most 2016-2017 U.S. Fulbright students. The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international exchange program. Top-producing institutions are highlighted annually in The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Twenty students from Yale won Fulbright awards for 2016-2017, including English teaching assistants in Germany (Hannah Geressu ’16), Morocco (Grace Brody ’16), and Vietnam (Devon Geyelin ’16). Yale College students were also successful in the Study/Research category with projects including mental health and substance abuse in rural communities (Haley Adams ’16, Nicaragua); a comparative case study of primary health networks in New South Wales (Millicent Cripe ’16, Australia); and the history of rural economic development in early modern Japan (John D’Amico ’16, Japan).