College scores big in Fulbrights again


The Chronicle of Higher Education has again named the College a top producer of winners of the prestigious and highly competitive U.S. Fulbright Student Program grant, which provides support for graduating seniors and recent alumni to conduct research or teach abroad for an academic year.

The College has produced 36 winners in seven years. President Leo I. Higdon, Jr. credited the success to the College educating students to have global perspectives and an understanding of and appreciation for cultural diversity.

In recent years, the College has built on its success in language study and study abroad (more than half of all students spend at least one semester overseas) to further strengthen the global focus of the curriculum. Virtually every academic discipline has an international dimension, including environmental studies, literature, religion, economics and the arts, and all majors can be internationalized through the Toor Cummings Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts.

Connecticut College students also benefit from one-on-one career counseling, College-funded internships (including international internships), the expertise of a Fulbright Student Program adviser, and an associate dean dedicated to fellowships and scholarships.