Friends of Fulbright Scholarship Students at UA

Friends of Fulbright students being welcomed at the airport
Friends of Fulbright students being welcomed at the airport.

This spring the English Language Institute (ELI) at UA is welcoming ten Friends of Fulbright scholarship undergraduate students from Argentina.

The Friends of Fulbright scholarship students take nine hours of English instruction per week and observe three University of Alabama undergraduate or graduate classes related to their majors. The goal of the program is for students from Argentina to gain familiarity with attending U.S. universities and experiencing life in the U.S. In addition to classes, the students participate in cultural activities on and off campus. The students plan to pursue graduate degrees after completing their undergraduate studies in Argentina.

This is the third year the ELI has been selected to host Friends of Fulbright. Guillermo Brauchli, a former Friends of Fulbright Scholarship student studying electrical engineering, said of the experience, “I find this program really fruitful in helping me to improve my English and getting involved with American culture. I really enjoyed my time in Tuscaloosa and I definitely plan to come back one day.”

The ELI is pleased to partner with the Fulbright organization to support international exchanges.