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The Provost and Dean of the College

The Office of

Fulbright Program

Fulbright for Students

Teachers College Fulbright Program Advisor: Professor John Allegrante

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government offering opportunities for U.S. students, teachers, professionals, and scholars to study, teach, lecture, and conduct research in more than 160 countries, and to their foreign counterparts to engage in similar activities in the United States. Established by the U.S. Congress in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas and sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Fulbright Program was created to "enable the government of the United States to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries." More than 360,000 “Fulbrighters” have participated in the Program since its inception 70 years ago. The Fulbright Program awards approximately 8,000 grants annually and currently operates in over 160 countries worldwide.

You can review the 2018 Fulbright Student Program Guide here‌.

For more information about the Fulbright program, visit their website at us.fulbrightonline.org.


The Fulbright program at Teachers College is administered by John Allegrante, Professor of Health Education. Professor Allegrante was named a Fulbright Specialist in Public/Global Health in 2005 and a Fulbright Scholar (Iceland) in 2007. He was appointed Fulbright Program Advisor and Faculty Scholar Advisor in 2011 and was one a select group of Fulbright grantees who has been a CIES Fulbright Alumni Ambassador. 

* The campus deadline for Fulbright applications is earlier than the IIE deadline. Applicants must submit their completed application electronically by the campus deadline indicated above.

Please direct inquiries to:

Katerina DeVito
Fulbright Program Coordinator

John Allegrante
Fulbright Program Advisor

Coming up: Information Session

Discover how you can make an impact in the world through the Fulbright Student Program Information Session Panel

  • General information about the Fulbright Student Program
  • Opportunities for teaching, research, and flexible initiatives abroad
  • Tips on how to prepare a competitive application

Friday, April 27, 3:00 – 4:30 pm
Room 140 Horace Mann Hall

Learn more about the TC Fulbright Information Session Panel.