House of Sweden (Swedish Embassy), Washington, D.C.
Testimonials
"The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is all about cultural exchange through scholarship and is awarded from within the State Department. The program provides approximately 800 teaching and/or research grants to U.S. faculty and professionals in virtually all academic and professional fields.  Grants are available in over 125 countries worldwide. You not only gain in-depth insight to foreign alternative views and culture, you also serve as an ambassador of the United States. Once you’re a Fulbright alumni, you’re a “Fulbrighter” for life: by character and actions, you will forever be a reflection of the program. When I arrived in Sweden, I instantly felt part of this larger kinship of sorts."

John Shepherd, US scholar to Sweden, 2013


"This grant has made my dissertation possible, and for that I am truly grateful. The Fulbright Program is more than just a grant--its a support organization and life-long network."

Carly Elizabeth Schall, US graduate student to Sweden, 2009

"My year at Mannes College of Music has been extremely rewarding!  I've developed a lot- both as a singer and as a person.  This year as a Fulbright grantee has improved me as a singer immensely.  I've had a great year and have made some friends for life over here.  Thank you for choosing me for this wonderful award!"

Jonatan Lönnqvist, Swedish graduate student to the US, 2008

"I'm transitioning from being a worker to being a thinker and a mover in terms of the direction of our research... The Fulbright scholarship has given me a ten-month window in which I have the personal freedom to discover and pursue my passion in life. "

Elizabeth Orr, US graduate student to Sweden, 2008

“I went to Sweden to learn about Swedish culture, the healthcare system, business and government and of course I did learn an enormous amount about the people and country, but I had no idea I would learn so much about my own country in doing so. The contribution of the Swedish Fulbright Commission made the difference between a common exchange program and a prestigious, life-changing research grant.”

Julianne McCall, US graduate student to Sweden, 2006

“I don’t think we foreigners really understand the impact of being a Fulbrighter in the US until one actually experiences it. Parts of my project wouldn’t be possible to perform elsewhere in the world and it was much easier to do as a Fulbright scholar. It was almost embarrassing to always be introduced as a Fulbright scholar, and the response was always: Oh, good for you! Congratulations!”

Helena Lofstedt Filipsson, Swedish visiting scholar to the US, 2006

“The Fulbright experience provided me with the most uncoated and unscreened insight into all aspects of America and its inhabitants, politics, cultures, religion, media, democracy, etc that you could possibly ask for. I feel eternally grateful for this amazing and life-changing experience. It has made me more interested than ever to continue studying and learning more about your country.”

Liselott Persson, Swedish visiting scholar (journalism) to the US, 2005