Miami, Feb. 12, 2019 – Miami Dade College (MDC) has been recognized by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs among U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most 2018-2019 Fulbright U.S. Scholars.
“It is an honor that Miami Dade College has been recognized, once again, as a top producer of Fulbright U.S. Scholars,” said MDC’s President Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón. “At MDC, we pride ourselves in the dedication of our amazing faculty who transform our diverse students, our community, and the world.”
The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program. The Chronicle of Higher Education publishes the lists annually.
Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 390,000 participants—chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential — with the opportunity to exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. Over 800 U.S. college and university faculty and administrators, professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, and independent scholars are awarded Fulbright grants to teach and/or conduct research annually. The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program operates in more than 125 countries throughout the world.
“We thank the colleges and universities across the United States that we are recognizing as Fulbright top producing institutions for their role in increasing mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries,” said Marie Royce, Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs. “We are proud of all the Fulbright students and scholars from these institutions who represent America abroad, increasing and sharing their skills and knowledge on a global stage.”
The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is a program of the U.S. Department of State, funded by an annual appropriation from the U.S. Congress to the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and supported in its implementation by the Institute of International Education.
The Fulbright Program also awards grants to U.S. students and teachers to conduct research and teach overseas. In addition, some 4,000 foreign Fulbright students and scholars come to the United States annually to study, lecture, conduct research and teach foreign languages.
MDC has also long been the host of the annual Fulbright Gateway Orientation.
For more information about the Fulbright Program, visit eca.state.gov/fulbright.