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July 11, 2007

Deadline approaches for Fulbright grant

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Anyone interested in applying for the U.S. Student Fulbright Program for the 2008-09 academic year has until Sept. 28 to submit an application.

The Fulbright program provides the largest sponsorship of U.S. international exchange, said Brian Harley, Purdue University's Fulbright adviser.

Last year the program funded approximately 6,000 American students, teachers, professionals and scholars to study, teach and conduct research abroad. The program also awards grants to people from other countries, enabling them to engage in similar activities in the United States.

The U.S. Student Fulbright Program is open to recent bachelor's degree recipients, master's and doctoral candidates, young professionals and artists.

Harley said that in addition to the academic and career benefits, the program gives students opportunities for personal development and international experience, and it lets them design their own programs. Students benefit from being able to meet, work and live with people of the host country, promoting cross-cultural interaction and mutual understanding, he said.

Candidates for the program will be interviewed during the week of Oct. 8-12.

For information, contact Harley at (765) 494-2383 or go online to

Writer: Christy Jones, (765) 494-1089,

Sources: Brian Harley, (765) 494-2383,

Christopher Klein, publications and marketing coordinator for the Programs for Study Abroad, (765) 494-9866,

Purdue News Service: (765) 494-2096;

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