UCF was recently named a Top Producer of Fulbright U.S. Students for the 2023-24 academic year — the only public institution in Florida to earn the honor. Here are the Knights who are working around the world to open cultural doors through the U.S. government’s most prestigious academic exchange program.
The award provides students who may not otherwise have the financial means to travel abroad the opportunity to do so while encouraging the exploration of different countries.
The students will study in world regions underrepresented in study abroad — immersing themselves in languages considered critical to U.S. national security.
The program recognizes and supports students who are pursuing full-time, research-based graduate degrees in STEM and who have demonstrated potential to be high-achieving scientists and engineers.
The university has been recently recognized for its high enrollment and awarding of degrees to Hispanic students, as well as being a leader among Hispanic Serving Institutions engaged in a federal international exchange program.
The award provides students who otherwise may not have the resources to study abroad an opportunity to do so.
This year’s honorees includes a student who has earned the honor for the second time, one who has studied at-risk patients during the COVID-19 pandemic and another who aims to make an impact in space.
Five Fulbright recipients are about to spread out around the globe to close gaps in learning and languages — and to extend UCF’s mission to power potential.
UCF alum Chris Clifford ’21 is determined to help cure Type 1 diabetes, the disease that once sent him into hiding.
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