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Fulbright Scholarship Guide

Resources to help you as you develop your Fulbright application

Step 1: Choose the country for your project or teaching assistantship

A good application should be well-focused and well-grounded in a place.  Your project will need to fit with the country requirements, so make sure you understand those early on.   The proposal should also indicate a clear commitment to the host country community and a description of how you will engage with it.

World map with countries that participate in the Fulbright program highlighted in different colors depending on their region. East Asia-Pacific is orange, Europe & Eurasia is green, Middle East & North Africa is light blue, South and Central Asia is purple, Sub-Saharan Africa is yellow, Western hemisphere is dark blue.. Clicking the map takes you to the Fulbright countries web page.See the Fulbright website for details on available countries and requirements.

Country Research

Country Information
This library research guide points you to country overviews, customs, demographics, articles and more.  Created and maintained by St. Thomas librarians.

BBC News: Country Profiles
Full profiles provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries and territories, and background on key institutions. They also include audio and video clips from BBC archives.

CIA-The World Factbook
Lists population, government, military, and economic information for nations recognized by the United States.

Country Insights (Global Affairs Canada)
Provides information on history, geography, culture (including business etiquette), politics, and the economy of each country.

U.S. Department of State: List of Countries
Contains A-Z list of country and other area information.

U.S. Department of State: Background Notes
These publications include facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of 
independent states, some dependencies, and areas of special sovereignty.