Fulbright Preacademic Training Program

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to “increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.”

Though primarily sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, participating governments and host institutions in foreign countries and in the United States also contribute financially through cost-sharing and indirect support, such as salary supplements, tuition waivers and university housing.

The Fulbright Preacademic Training Program is designed to cover an orientation to the U.S. academic system, English language training, and field-of-study preparation. The program is also aimed at building a basic understanding of current issues in U.S. society and a solid foundation of U.S. social values, both of which are necessary for successful intercultural communication in their host communities.

 The LCI hosts Fulbright students each year in Blacksburg and the National Capital Region. Many of the students participating come from countries with little or no other representation in the broader university student population.

Information for current grantees

For more information

  • Contact the assistant director for special programs at 1-540-231-9348.