german studies department
In recent years the Department of German Studies has enjoyed unusual success in promoting its own graduating seniors (most particularly its majors and minors) for Fulbright Fellowships to Germany and Austria. Since 2001 we have averaged six Fulbright Fellows per year to German-speaking Europe.
In the competition for 1998-1999 a total of seven Boston College students received Fulbright grants to Germany—more than any other university in the United States. We had our all-time record of 13 in 2006-2007. More recently, in 2010, there were four recipients for Germany and one for Austria, and in 2011 there was a total of seven.
The Fulbright Fellowship provides a full stipend for one academic year of study at a foreign university. Perhaps more importantly, it represents a prestigious life-long distinction which is of inestimable value later in life.
Students are strongly encouraged to begin planning for the Fulbright application as early as possible in their careers at Boston College. All who are interested should e-mail Professor Michael Resler of the German Studies Department.
General information is provided by The Council for International Exchange of Scholars.