Fulbright at Miami University

Fulbright's logoFounded in 1946, the Fulbright Program is the premier international exchange program of the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Its mission to promote intercultural understanding through citizen exchange is achieved through funding graduate study, teaching and research in more than 140 countries. Programs are available for U.S. students, U.S. scholars, foreign students, and foreign scholars.

More than 100 Miami University students and faculty have received Fulbright grants.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

More than two dozen Miami students are among the 10,000 applicants to the Fulbright U.S. Student Program annually. Grants to serve as an English Teaching Assistant or pursue study or research are the most commonly pursued.

The application for the 2021-2022 academic year will open by April 1, 2020. To apply, students must be U.S. citizens and have earned a bachelor’s degree by May 2021. Additional eligibility criteria should be reviewed on the website. Students from all majors, graduate students, and Miami alumni are welcome to apply.

The Miami campus deadline for the 2021-2022 Fulbright U.S. Student Program is Friday, September 11, 2020. Campus interviews will be held the week of September 21, 2020. The national submission deadline is Tuesday, October 6, 2020.

Students planning to apply for the 2021-2022 academic year are strongly encouraged to set up an advising appointment as early as possible.

Miami University U.S. Student Program Grantees

Students
Year Name Country Grant Type
2019 Sarah Berg South Korea English Teaching
2019 Madison Cook Ecuador English Teaching
2019 Emily Erdmann Russia English Teaching
2019 Alexandra Fair UK Study/Research
2019 Cyrus Green Argentina English Teaching
2019 Lauren Voegtle Brazil English Teaching
2018 Alexa Askari Bulgaria English Teaching
2018 Sara Giska Kazakhstan Research/Study
2018 Jack Henne Germany English Teaching
2018 Camila Kowalski Spain English Teaching
2018 Alison Preissing  Slovak Republic English Teaching
2018 Allison Van Twisk Germany English Teaching
2017 Eric Moenich France English Teaching
2017 Khalid Osman Indonesia English Teaching
2017 Jennifer Tassaro Mexico English Teaching
2017 Graham von Carlowitz Germany English Teaching
2016 Matthew Armelli Germany English Teaching
2016 Rebekah Harper Turkey English Teaching
2016 Jonathan Meyer Germany English Teaching
2016 Emily Paxson Bulgaria English Teaching
2016 William Smeal Bulgaria English Teaching
2015 Graham Bowling Taiwan English Teaching
2015 Nicole Smith Germany English Teaching
2015 Anna Borchers Peru English Teaching
2015 Kimberly Forster Brazil English Teaching
2014 Elizabeth Schallip Germany English Teaching
2014 Casey Smitson Germany English Teaching
2013 Brian Cash Germany English Teaching
2013 Ryan Martini Indonesia English Teaching
2013 Jacob Hofstetter Spain English Teaching
2012 Timothy Boll Russia English Teaching
2012 Katelin Burke Mongolia English Teaching
2012 Daniel Hawk Germany English Teaching
2012 Corbin Mathias Germany English Teaching
2011 Maria Mancinelli Brazil English Teaching
2011 Sarah Schill Germany English Teaching
2010 Korianna Austera Germany English Teaching
2010 James Erbaugh Indonesia English Teaching
2010 Paula Koch Jordan Study/Research
2009 Rebekah Farrar Taiwan English Teaching
2009 Michael McDonel Jordan Study/Research
2008 Benjamin Kuebrich Turkey English Teaching
2007 Franklin Grace III South Korea English Teaching
2007 Annemarie Spadafore European Union Study/Research
2007 Justin Wilmes Russia English Teaching
2006 Christopher Chailland Denmark Study/Research
2006 Ariana Falk Germany Study/Research
2006 Christopher Michel Georgia Study/Research
2006 Christina Synowiec South Korea English Teaching
2005 Benjamin Johnson Colombia Study/Research
2005 Yana Pleshivoy Russia Study/Research
2005 Marianne Windholtz Germany Study/Research
2003 Jonathan DeVore Brazil Study/Research
2003 Jennifer Germano New Zealand Study/Research
2002 Joshua Greenberg New Zealand Study/Research
2002 Jaclyn Turnwald South Korea English Teaching
2001 Abbey Steele Colombia Study/Research
1999 Natalie Brooke Germany English Teaching
1999 Sarah Stewart Namibia Study/Research
1993 Elizabeth Belle Germany English Teaching
1988 Russell Lemmons West Germany Study/Research
1983 Jennifer Miller West Germany English Teaching

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program

Miami faculty and staff are able to apply for a variety of programs through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program.

Miami University U.S. Scholar Program Grantees

Faculty and Staff
Year Name Country Grant Type
2019 Tani Sebro Myanmar and Thailand ASEAN Fellowship
2018 Eric Covey Nigeria Core Program
2018 Steven Conn TBD Specialist Roster
2018 Oana Godeanu-Kenworthy Romania Core Program
2017 Cathey Bishop-Clark TBD Specialist Roster
2017 Donna Evans TBD Specialist Roster
2017 Karla Guinigundo India IEA Seminar
2016 Terri Barr TBD Specialist Roster
2014 Steven Keller Austria Core Program
2014 Thomas Misco Singapore Specialist Roster
2013 William Boone Germany Core Program
2013 John Kraft Poland Core Program
2013 Jonathan Levy Zambia Core Program
2012 John Cinnamon Cameroon Core Program
2012 John Rakovan Poland Core Program
2012 Elizabeth Widom Mexico Core Program
2010 Jordan Fenton Nigeria Core Program
2010 Jonathan Levy South Africa Core Program
2009 Sheila Croucher Canada Core Program
2007 Susan Paulson Panama Core Program
2006 J. Marcus Jobe Ukraine Core Program
2006 James Sheehan Philippines Core Program
2004 Scott Kenworthy Romania Core Program
2002 Cheryl Johnson South Africa Core Program
2002 John Krafft Germany Core Program
2002 Daniel Nathan Finland Core Program
2002 Robert Thurston Ukraine, Russia Core Program
2000 Robert Bowie Russia Core Program
2000 Thomas Murphy Jordan Core Program
2000 Louise Van Vliet Slovak Republic Core Program
1999 Andrew Cayton Netherlands Core Program
1999 Gwen Etter-Lewis Ethiopia, Eritrea Core Program
1999 Susan Ewing Czech Republic Core Program
1999 Jack Kirby Italy Core Program
1998 James Dunlevy Germany Core Program
1998 Gwen Etter-Lewis Ethiopia, Eritrea Core Program
1998 Susan Ewing Czech Republic Core Program
1998 Victoria Smith Germany Core Program
1997 J. Marcus Jobe Ukraine Core Program
1996 Gwen Etter-Lewis Ethiopia, Eritrea Core Program
1996 Iris Johnson Portugal Core Program
1996 Susan Sloan Greece Core Program
1996 Allan Winkler Kenya Core Program
1995 David Keitges Germany IEA Seminar
1995 Susan Reilly Brazil Core Program
1993 Howard Blanning Czech Republic Core Program
1991 Geoffrey Chase Finland Core Program
1991 Andrew Lakritz Poland Core Program
1991 Robert Peterson Portugal Core Program
1991 Jacqueline Vansant Austria Core Program
1991 Roscoe Ward Cyprus Core Program
1990 Lynette Unger Finland Core Program
1989 Mark Bernheim Austria Core Program
1989 Gerardo Brown-Manrique Argentina Core Program
1989 Craig Hinrichs Cyprus Core Program
1989 E. Fuller Moore USSR Core Program
1988 Susan Sloan Belgium Core Program
1988 Robert Wicks Thailand Core Program
1987 William Jackson Australia Core Program
1987 Roscoe Ward Brazil Core Program
1986 Jennie Lincoln Costa Rica Core Program
1986 Allan Springer Brazil Core Program
1985 Judith Fryer Finland Core Program
1985 David Hunt Kenya Core Program
1985 Allan Winkler Netherlands Core Program
1983 Elizabeth Dean France Core Program
1981 John Reardon Norway Core Program
1980 John Kettler Norway Core Program
1979 Allan Winkler Finland Core Program
1978 Mark Bernheim France Core Program
1973 W. Sherman Jackson Nigeria Core Program
1966 John Reardon Iraq Core Program

Miami University Grantee Spotlights

Elijah Pittman at The Outdoor Journal

Elijah Pittman shares his experience as an intern while studying abroad in Luxembourg.

I interned at The Outdoor Journal, and have continued to work with the team here in Oxford. I loved being in Luxembourg and living with a host family so much that when the spring began to sizzle into summer I wanted to hang onto anything to keep me there. The sheer variety and number of opportunities to work and live in Europe was too many to pass on.

My entire internship was remote, save for a half-dozen or so in-person meetings I attended with some team members. The nature of journalism, and the general working day-to-day of the world as well, is trending towards this sort of remote environment. Twice a week we had online calls to check-in and assign tasks, but this could be achieved anywhere along with further travel that served as even more inspiration in writing and creating.

This type of environment is less common back home in the States, but it is growing. Less emphasis is placed on a rigorous 9-5 schedule and instead of task and goal based; as long as you are a productive and inventive member of the team, you have the freedom to live as you will. I had my first piece published a week earlier than was planned while I was away from home in Florence, and the flexibility of working remotely was the only way I was able to enjoy the mindset of being able to work productively, anywhere.

If I could say anything to students in Luxembourg, it would be to work and stay there as long as you can. Home will be waiting for you, but your host home, Differdange, and trains departing daily from the gare will let you pass like the seasonal wind if you decide to pass on one of the greater opportunities Miami has to offer.

Whittney Reddan Shares Her Experience Interning at Two Companies in Luxembourg

Whittney Reddan Shares Her Experience Interning at Two Companies in Luxembourg

Whittney Reddan decided to pursue an internship while at MUDEC because she wanted to extend her time abroad and experience Luxembourg in the summer. She knew that the international work experience would also help set her resume apart. Reddan interned at both Graffiti Radio and City Savvy Luxembourg (CSL). Her day-to-day experience as an intern was really up to her, both internships had flexible hours. Typically, she would either work at the chateau or find a cafe to sit and do research. With Graffiti Radio, Reddan spent a few days each week researching for her podcast and creating a script. Then it would take another few days to record and edit. She tried to go into the studio to record music and check in with her boss every one to two weeks. City Savvy Luxembourg required Reddan to have a daily post ready for their social media. She typically used a site to help plan her posts in advance. In addition to posting on CSL’s social media accounts, she had a weekly post that made it on the website too. She wrote the "What's On" section which consisted of ten events going on in Luxembourg for people to check out.

“I really enjoyed the work environment for both of my internships. My experience provided me with more independence and freedom than I've experienced with jobs back home. I felt very heard in both my internships. My ideas were always welcomed and encouraged. Lastly, I was able to go enjoy Luxembourg in the summer. It was encouraged by both of my bosses. I was able to travel during the summer too. Interning in Luxembourg was an amazing experience and I don't regret it one bit!”

Clare Quinn's photo

Clare Quinn Shares Her Experience at Kelsey Hopper Music and Yoga

Q: Where did you intern at?

A:“I interned at Kelsey Hopper Music and Yoga.”

Q:What made you decide to pick up an internship while abroad?

A:“I actually decided before I left for abroad! I applied for the position in October and started working for her right away. It was an amazing decision because I was able to mitigate some of my spending as well as gain professional experience. It also allowed me to explore the country of Luxembourg a bit more than my one-semester counter parts, which is something that I was interested in doing from the beginning.”

Q:What was your day-to-day experience like as an intern?

A:“One thing that I loved about my internship is that it was online, so I usually met with my boss once a week to update her on what I had been doing. She would tell me what needed to be done in the future and made a plan to execute that. This allowed me to work and travel at the same time so I got to visit even more countries in the summer! It was one of my favorite experiences I have ever had.”

Q:What was the work environment like in comparison to jobs/ internships you have had in the U.S.?

A:“For me, it was really laid back. People work hard in Europe, but also know when to take time off and enjoy themselves. I think they have a lot better idea of what “work-life balance” means.”

Elijah Pittman

Elijah Pittman at The Outdoor Journal

Elijah Pittman shares his experience as an intern while studying abroad in Luxembourg.

I interned at The Outdoor Journal, and have continued to work with the team here in Oxford. I loved being in Luxembourg and living with a host family so much that when the spring began to sizzle into summer I wanted to hang onto anything to keep me there. The sheer variety and number of opportunities to work and live in Europe was too many to pass on.

My entire internship was remote, save for a half-dozen or so in-person meetings I attended with some team members. The nature of journalism, and the general working day-to-day of the world as well, is trending towards this sort of remote environment. Twice a week we had online calls to check-in and assign tasks, but this could be achieved anywhere along with further travel that served as even more inspiration in writing and creating.

This type of environment is less common back home in the States, but it is growing. Less emphasis is placed on a rigorous 9-5 schedule and instead of task and goal based; as long as you are a productive and inventive member of the team, you have the freedom to live as you will. I had my first piece published a week earlier than was planned while I was away from home in Florence, and the flexibility of working remotely was the only way I was able to enjoy the mindset of being able to work productively, anywhere.

If I could say anything to students in Luxembourg, it would be to work and stay there as long as you can. Home will be waiting for you, but your host home, Differdange, and trains departing daily from the gare will let you pass like the seasonal wind if you decide to pass on one of the greater opportunities Miami has to offer.

Whittney Reddan

Whittney Reddan Shares Her Experience Interning at Two Companies in Luxembourg

Whittney Reddan Shares Her Experience Interning at Two Companies in Luxembourg

Whittney Reddan decided to pursue an internship while at MUDEC because she wanted to extend her time abroad and experience Luxembourg in the summer. She knew that the international work experience would also help set her resume apart. Reddan interned at both Graffiti Radio and City Savvy Luxembourg (CSL). Her day-to-day experience as an intern was really up to her, both internships had flexible hours. Typically, she would either work at the chateau or find a cafe to sit and do research. With Graffiti Radio, Reddan spent a few days each week researching for her podcast and creating a script. Then it would take another few days to record and edit. She tried to go into the studio to record music and check in with her boss every one to two weeks. City Savvy Luxembourg required Reddan to have a daily post ready for their social media. She typically used a site to help plan her posts in advance. In addition to posting on CSL’s social media accounts, she had a weekly post that made it on the website too. She wrote the "What's On" section which consisted of ten events going on in Luxembourg for people to check out.

“I really enjoyed the work environment for both of my internships. My experience provided me with more independence and freedom than I've experienced with jobs back home. I felt very heard in both my internships. My ideas were always welcomed and encouraged. Lastly, I was able to go enjoy Luxembourg in the summer. It was encouraged by both of my bosses. I was able to travel during the summer too. Interning in Luxembourg was an amazing experience and I don't regret it one bit!”

Clare Quinn

Clare Quinn's photo

Clare Quinn Shares Her Experience at Kelsey Hopper Music and Yoga

Q: Where did you intern at?

A:“I interned at Kelsey Hopper Music and Yoga.”

Q:What made you decide to pick up an internship while abroad?

A:“I actually decided before I left for abroad! I applied for the position in October and started working for her right away. It was an amazing decision because I was able to mitigate some of my spending as well as gain professional experience. It also allowed me to explore the country of Luxembourg a bit more than my one-semester counter parts, which is something that I was interested in doing from the beginning.”

Q:What was your day-to-day experience like as an intern?

A:“One thing that I loved about my internship is that it was online, so I usually met with my boss once a week to update her on what I had been doing. She would tell me what needed to be done in the future and made a plan to execute that. This allowed me to work and travel at the same time so I got to visit even more countries in the summer! It was one of my favorite experiences I have ever had.”

Q:What was the work environment like in comparison to jobs/ internships you have had in the U.S.?

A:“For me, it was really laid back. People work hard in Europe, but also know when to take time off and enjoy themselves. I think they have a lot better idea of what “work-life balance” means.”