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Middlebury College was again named a Fulbright Top Producing Institution. 

Each year the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) announces the institutions with the most students awarded grants for the Fulbright Program, the flagship international educational exchange of the United States Government.

Seven Middlebury College graduates were offered Fulbright grants for 2022-2023, six of whom accepted the awards.

Current Fulbright grantees from Middlebury include:

  • Christina Badalamenti ’22, for Germany
  • Robert Cassidy ’19, for Germany
  • Yamit Netter-Sweet ’21.5, for Jordan 
  • Eva Ury ’21.5, for Italy
  • Essi Wunderman ‘22, for Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Julianne Yu ’22, for South Korea

The Fulbright Program was established over 75 years ago to increase mutual understanding between people of the United States and people of other countries. Fulbright is the world’s largest and most diverse international educational exchange program, funded primarily through an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

The Fulbright competition is administered at Middlebury College through the Office of Fellowships at the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Research (CTLR). For general information about the Fulbright Program, visit For information on how to apply, visit the Middlebury College Office of Fellowships.