UW–Madison a top producer of U.S. Fulbright students

UW-Madison students fared well in landing international fellowships with The Fulbright Program, which announced its 2007-2008 fellows list in this week’s Chronicle of Higher Education.

In all, 24 UW-Madison students from UW-Madison won Fulbright awards for 2007-2008, of which 18 accepted.

“Fellowships like these equip our students with the skills they need to thrive in an increasingly global environment,” says Gilles Bousquet, dean of the Division of International Studies and director of the International Institute. “We are proud that UW-Madison’s students are on the forefront of global competence and engagement; it is testimony to the strength of our area and international programs.”

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides funding for one academic year of study, research, or assistant teaching abroad. The program is sponsored by the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Financial support is provided by an annual appropriation from Congress to the Department of State, with significant contributions from participating governments and host institutions.

UW-Madison winners for 2007-08, their department homes and their destinations include: Gabriel Angulo, library science, Spain; Darin Bielecki, communications, Ukraine; Francis Bradley, history, Malaysia; Alison Carter, archeology, Cambodia; Laura Craig, physical science, Mexico; Christine Elliott, Second Language Acquisition, Laos; Abram Foley, English teaching, Germany; Rebecca Ford, public health, India; Andrew Jaynes, law, Philippines; Brent Kaup, sociology, Bolivia; Brendan Kendhammer, political science, Nigeria; Michael Kruse, history, India; Conor Lauesen, political science, Vietnam; Lauren McCarthy, political science, Russia; Allison Quatrini, political science, China; Anne Riordan, education, Mongolia; Terrance Slocum, archeology, Denmark; Azmil Tayeb, English teaching, Indonesia.

See also “Fulbright scholars a product of university ‘going global’” in the Daily Cardinal and “UW students get Fulbright award” in the Badger Herald.