The U.S. alumni of the Fulbright Program in Poland constitute an unique elite of its kind. This group amounts to over 2,000 scholars and students who have taught or conducted research at higher education institutions in Poland since 1959. Many of these alumni have achieved distinctions in government, science, the arts, business, philanthropy, education, and athletics. We are incredibly proud of all of them.
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Polish Fulbright Alumni Association
The Polish Fulbright Alumni Association (PFAA) was established in 1993 in Warsaw. It is open only to Polish alumni of the Fulbright Program only. The aim of the Association is to build on its educational and social resources and to conduct its activities in a manner consistent with the mission of the Program. Although it is exclusively for Polish alumni, the PFAA does advise U.S. Fulbrighters about professional and personal life in Poland. It was also the association that requested President Lech Walęsa award Senator Fulbright with Poland’s highest honor for a foreigner: the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland.
Polish alumni of the Fulbright Program are cordially invited to join the Association! To join, please go to http://www.fulbright.org.pl/member/become or contact Prof. Halina Abramczyk at [email protected] or Beata Brożek-Płuska at [email protected].p.lodz.pl.
Alumni Association in Poland
The Alumni Association was established in 2006 and is open to alumni of all exchange programs and study visits sponsored by the U.S. government, including the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) and the Fulbright Program. The goal of the Alumni Association is to promote understanding between Poland and the United States, improve knowledge about the USA, provide networking opportunities with Polish and international alumni of exchange programs sponsored by the U.S. government, and support members’ professional and personal development. Members can establish new contacts through meetings with American experts and representatives of the U.S. government, community service projects, cultural events, workshops, seminars, conferences, and debates.
The Fulbright Association is a private, non-profit organization founded by U.S. Fulbright alumni in 1977. It is one of approximately 65 national Fulbright Alumni associations worldwide . The organization facilitates relationships among former Fulbright grantees and provides hospitality and enrichment activities for visiting Fulbright students, scholars, and teachers during their stay in the United States. Currently the membership includes nearly 10,000 alumni and friends of the Fulbright Program. Membership is open to former Fulbright grantees as well as those who support the ideals of the Fulbright Program but not current grantees themselves.