Ferris State University is fortunate to have on its staff more than 20 Fulbright scholars. They have served abroad as lecturers, researchers, and graduate students. Upon their return to Ferris they have brought invaluable experiences and insights that enrich their teaching philosophies and the education of their students. Ferris Fulbright grantees have studied and taught Biology, Humanities, English as a Second Language, American Studies, American Literature, Applied and Theoretical Linguistics, Composition Theory and Rhetoric.
The countries in which they have worked include Poland, Greece, Germany, Norway, Russia, Romania, the Sudan, Syria, Hungary, Tunisia, Israel, Paraguay, France, and Belgium. Ferris has also hosted visiting scholars from abroad. In most cases returning faculty maintain strong relations with their host institutions. Ferris has sent a graduating student to study and teach English as a Second Language in Poland and Ferris Fulbrighters actively work to encourage and help all students to participate in Fulbright.
In a world that is rapidly becoming small and one in which technology and international communication are becoming ever more important, Fulbrighters at Ferris bring into their teaching and impart to their students the skills necessary for thriving in a global society.