U.S. Dept. of State honors Baylor as a ‘Fulbright Top Producing Institution’
The Fulbright Program is widely regarded as one of the most prestigious international education exchange programs in the U.S. Since its inception in 1946, it has helped hundreds of thousands of accomplished students conduct research, attend graduate school, and exchange ideas with other young professionals around the world.
Earlier this year, Baylor set a new school record with 14 honorees, second-most in Texas (behind only UT’s 17 selections). Baylor’s total earned the school recognition from the U.S. Department of State as an official Fulbright Top Producing Institution. The designation goes to U.S. colleges and universities with the most applicants selected for Fulbright status. Baylor is one of six institutions to appear for the first time on the Fulbright Student Top Producing list in 2023.
“To be named a Top Producing Institution for the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program is a high, high honor for Baylor, and we are exceedingly proud of this achievement,” says Dr. Andrew P. Hogue, Baylor’s associate dean for engaged learning. “At the same time, we are equally proud of what it represents — evidence of a transformational educational experience for our students, one in which they have been formed for worldwide leadership and service of the highest order.”
Two Baylor students earned the Fulbright Study/Research Award, a traditional award opportunity where they designed a research proposal for a specific country, and 12 students won the Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Award, which places them in classrooms overseas to assist local English teachers while also serving as cultural ambassadors for the United States.
Sic ’em, Fulbright recipients!
[BONUS: What does winning such honors mean for Baylor students? Past recipients share where these opportunities have taken them.]