Click on the interactive map above to travel around the world with Northwestern's 26 Fulbright winners and learn more about their life-changing projects.


From tutoring North Korean defectors to researching solar energy and hazardous medical waste, Northwestern University Fulbright scholars are pursuing their dreams and working to make a difference abroad.

A near-record 26 students and alumni accepted the Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant to teach, conduct research, study or participate in service organizations for the 2015-16 academic year. An additional three grants were offered but declined.

The newest Fulbright winners have academic backgrounds ranging from mechanical engineering to art history. They will be serving in all corners of the world, from South Africa and Germany to South Korea, Russia, Morocco, Peru, Vietnam and Jordan.


The Fulbright is among the most widely recognized and respected international exchange programs in the world. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the grants aim to foster leadership and build understanding between scholars and researchers in the United States and around the world.

For a list of Northwestern's 2015-16 Fulbright winners, visit the Northwestern News Center.