Fulbright Ambassadors Program consists of selected alumni who are affiliated with various higher education institutions around Poland. During the 2-year term of appointment, the Ambassadors support the Commision in promoting Fulbright grants and reaching out to potential candidates. They also participate in workshops and training sessions that increase their various competences.
In their activities, Ambassadors organize information meetings during which they talk about their experiences with the Fulbright Program in the U.S., discuss the current grant offer, as well as offer tips on how to strengthen one’s application. They also liaise with other Fulbright alumni in their regions and organize joint initiatives.
We have recently inaugurated the second edition of the program. Fourteen alumni who work in seventeen higher education institutions across Poland were selected. Meetings with Fulbright Ambassadors have often become an inspiration for people interested in going to the US on a Fulbright grant. The Fulbright Program Ambassadors are creative and passionate people who work according to the idea of “giving back to the community.” Talking to Fulbright alumni, whose knowledge about the program is based on their own experiences and who are able to share some insiders’ tips, has encouraged many to apply for a Fulbright grant and helped them in the application process.
Ambassadors’ experiences from the first edition (2019-21):
The exchange of experiences with other grantees, promotion of the program at universities in the region or advice provided to potential applicants – all this makes the Fulbright program a unique “energy bank” that allows you to boldly implement new challenges in the country.
-Rafał Szymanowski, UAM Poznań
It has been a great honor for me to be a Fulbright Ambassador. This collaboration has been a unique opportunity for me to share my own experience with potential grantees, as well as learn from them and acquire a fresh perspective on well-known discourses. As an Ambassador, I not only provided advice to potential grantees, but also cooperated with alumni, including during numerous training sessions and initiatives organized by the Fulbright Commission in Warsaw.
-Mateusz Świetlicki, UWr Wrocław
More information: https://fulbright.edu.pl/ambasadorzy/