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Tulane is a top producer of Fulbright US Students

February 20, 2018 3:45 PM


Carolyn Scofield
(504) 247-1443

Pictured here are five of the 15 Fulbright Award recipients. Top row from left: Vanessa Castaneda (PhD Student in Latin American Studies, Research Grant - Brazil) and Sarah Haensly (Economics and Latin American Studies, Binational Internship - Mexico). Seated, from left: Gabriel Rodriguez (Psychology and Italian, English Teaching Assistantship Grant - Italy), Hannah Kaufman (PhD student in Public Health, Research Grant - Paraguay) and David Chatelain (PhD student in Anthropology, Research Grant - Guatemala).


For the second year in a row, Tulane University has been named one of the top producers of Fulbright U.S. Students. Fifteen Tulane students and recent graduates received Fulbright awards for the 2017-2018 academic year. An annual list of top-producing institutions is published by the Chronicle of Higher Education.

The Fulbright US Student Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. Tulane’s Fulbright Students are working in countries including Brazil, Uganda and Vietnam.

"A Tulane education is a global experience with its focus on crossing the borders between disciplines to discover lasting solutions to world problems,” says Tulane President Mike Fitts. “Likewise, the Fulbright Program breaks down barriers among countries, encouraging exchanges among people of widely diverse backgrounds and emphasizing scholarship and service to all. We are so proud to be one of the top participants in this vital program.”

Here are the Tulane students who received Fulbright awards, along with their school, the country in which they’re spending their Fulbright year and the type of grant they received:

Katharine Bruce, SPHU, Uganda – Research
Vanessa Castaneda, SLA, Brazil - Research
David Chatelain, SLA, Guatemala - Research
Jaclyn Cole, SLA, Mexico – English Teaching
Hannah Dean, SLA, Colombia - English Teaching
Claire Dockery, SLA, Germany - English Teaching
Sarah Haensly, SLA, Mexico – Bi-National Internship
Alexa Haverlah, SLA, Mexico – English Teaching
Hannah Kaufman, SPHU, Paraguay – Research
Christian Nguyen, SSE, Spain – English Teaching
Gabriel Rodriguez, SSE, Italy – English Teaching
Ilana Ruben, SLA, Thailand – English Teaching
Jesús Ruiz, SLA, Spain – Research
Jessica Tran, SPHU, Vietnam – English Teaching
Susanna Wright, SLA, Brazil – English Teaching

More than 1,900 U.S. students, artists and young professionals in more than 100 different fields of study are offered Fulbright Program grants annually. Tulane University was also recognized as a top Fulbright producer in 2016-2017 and in 2013-2014.