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2015-16 Fulbright Top Producing Institutions

Each year the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, in collaboration with the Institute of International Education, releases the list of higher education institutions sending the most Fulbright U.S. students and scholars abroad. For academic year 2015-16, the list highlights the strong institutional diversity within the Fulbright Program.

December 2015 - American Abroad Student of the Month

Georgia native Maxwell Meyers fully embraced the YES Abroad program's ideals by going above and beyond to learn about his host country Macedonia and share his American culture through presentations at a local high school and volunteering with a living library project, among many other activities.

November 2015 - American Abroad Student of the Month

Olympia, Washington native Fay Lee seeks out opportunities to share her American experience with her Malaysian peers in her host city of Shah Alam by facilitating discussions between her fellow YES alumni and her Malaysian peers.

FLEX Student of the Month – October 2015

Ihor is an active member of his host community, school, and host family, volunteering with a local church, tutoring children in English and math, and helping his host family with chores around the house.

American Abroad Student of the Month - October 2015

Tiarra from Connecticut's cheerful demeanor, dedication to learning Korean, and volunteering to teach English at a local community center makes her an ideal classmate, tutor, and friend.

FLEX Student of the Month – September 2015

Narek proudly shares his Armenian culture with his host community as well as volunteering as a sign language tutor and with the local library.

American Abroad Student of the Month - May 2015

Precious King, American Abroad Student of the Month for May, radiates ambassadorial spirit and contributes to her community in Accra, Ghana through volunteering, learning the local languages, participating in sports at her school, and joining in local dance traditions.

FLEX Student of the Month – May 2015

Diana from Turkmenistan volunteered extensively in her host community, gave 15 presentations on Turkmen culture and history, excelled academically earning straight A's, acted in the school musical, and joined many clubs including the Math Club, Future Farmers of America, and Family, Career and Community Leaders of America.

FLEX Student of the Month – April 2015

Utilizing his leadership qualities and passion to serve others, Ion held the office of general secretary for the Key Club, volunteered for over 200 hours in his host community, and participated in the Model UN Alaska Conference.

LGBTI Study Abroad and Exchange Alumni Voices

LGBTI Exchange Alumni Justin Hill, Molly Dwyer, and Tristan Bennett (L to R) discussed their exchange experiences.

Hear first hand from our LGBTI-identified exchange alumni about their experiences studying abroad in Russia, Turkey, and Barbados. #ExchangesAre for everyone.