Fulbright Visiting Scholar Enrichment Programs


The Enrichment Program, implemented by IIE on behalf of the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), offers Fulbright Visiting Scholars a variety of activities that enhance their exchange programs. Enrichment programs help scholars to navigate the complexities of the exchange program, access the network of Fulbright Scholars, enhance their professional skills, and consider topics of global importance. 

From January 2021-August 2021, virtual enrichment activities are planned in different locations throughout the academic year for current Fulbright Visiting Scholars. These activities are designed to enable scholars to better experience America and to further the Fulbright Program's goal of increasing mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and people of other countries.  

National Enrichment Programs

National virtual enrichment programs will be advertised on the bi-monthly program newsletter that all Fulbright Visiting Scholars receive. Events will also be posted to the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Enrichment Calendar.

Anchor City Programs

Visiting scholars in the following locations will also be invited to attend ongoing enrichment programs for their areas. Scholars in these locations will be contacted by regional coordinators.

The coordinators may be reached by email as follows:

Boston (including Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and parts of Connecticut):
Dan O'Connor, Coordinator, Fulbright Visiting Scholar Enrichment Program

New York City (including surrounding suburbs and parts of Connecticut):
Marisa Silva, Director of Membership and Programs 
One To World

Northern California (north of Monterey):
Liliane Koziol, Coordinator for Northern California Fulbright Visiting Scholar Enrichment
University of California, Davis

Southern California (south of Monterey):
Ann Kerr, Coordinator for Southern California Fulbright Visiting Scholar Enrichment
University of California at Los Angeles

Chicago (including Illinois and surrounding areas in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Indiana):
Julia Sosnivka, Coordinator for Chicago Fulbright Visiting Scholar Enrichment

Enrichment Seminars

Every year, there are thematic enrichment seminars open to Fulbright Visiting Scholars. Fulbrighters who attend seminars will be able to share ideas and collaborate with other Fulbrighters,  forging connections and friendships. Fulbrighters will be joined by local supporters of Fulbright’s mission to increase mutual understanding between people of the United States and people of other countries. Seminar activities include participating in community activities that will expand Fulbrighter’s knowledge of American society and culture from a variety of perspectives.


Past Enrichment Seminars


  • Fort Collins, Colorado - Droughts, Wildfires, and More: Responding to the Challenges of Global Climate Change in the Semi-Arid West, April 27-30, 2022

  • Cleveland, Ohio – Preparing for and Mitigating the Effects of Climate Change, May 11-14, 2022


  • Minneapolis, Minnesota - Preserving and Advancing Rural Economies, November 13 – 16, 2019
  • Lexington, Kentucky - Combating Addiction, December 11 – 14, 2019
  • Kansas City, Missouri - The Future of Work: Overcoming the Skills Gap, March 20-23, 2019


  • San Diego, California - Leveraging Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Long-Term Success,  November 28 – December 1, 2018
  • Raleigh, North Carolina - American Security: Integrating Multiple Perspectives, December 12 – 15, 2018
  • Lexington, Kentucky - Combatting Addiction: Opioid Addiction Crisis, March 20-23, 2019
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota - American Security: Economic and Food Solutions, April 24-27, 2019


  • Huntsville, Alabama- Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the New South, November 29- December 2, 2017
  • San Diego, California- Leveraging Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Long-Term Success, December 13-16, 2017
  • Kansas City, Missouri- Entrepreneurship and Innovation, March 18-21, 2018
  • Seattle, Washington- Seattle- An Entrepreneurial and Innovative Frontier, April 25-28, 2018


  • Montgomery, Alabama- The New South: Visions, Voices and Change Agents, November 30- December 3, 2016
  • San Diego, California- Democracy at the Local Level: The Role of Civil Society at Making Change, December 11-14, 2016
  • Los Angeles, California- Building a Sustainable Future: Innovative Approaches to Protecting Our Environment, March 8-11, 2017
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota- Feeding the World: Global Food Resources and Sustainability, April 18-21, 2017


  • Seattle, Washington - Where International Efforts to Combat Climate Change Converge, April  14th – 17th, 2016
  • Baltimore, Maryland - Role of Anchor Institutions and Grassroots Organizations in Addressing the City's Health and Human Rights Issues, April 19th – 22nd, 2016
  • Austin, Texas - Studying U.S. Elections and Political Processes and the Challenge of Diversity, December 2 – 5, 2015
  • San Diego, California - Advocating for Human and Civil Rights for Minority Communities, December 9 –12, 2015


  • Tulsa, Oklahoma  - Old to New West: The Role of Land in Shaping the American Story, April 1 – 4, 2015
  • Baltimore, Maryland - A Tale of Two Cities, Focus on Public Health, March 25 – 28, 2015
  • Huntsville, Alabama - Democracy and Human Rights, December 3 – 6, 2014
  • Tampa, Florida - Climate Change and the Plight of the Oceans, November 5 – 9, 2014