UofM Study Abroad Adviser Awarded Fulbright Grant to Japan

May 16, 2016 - Jonathan Holland, Study Abroad adviser for the University of Memphis, has been awarded a Fulbright grant to participate in the International Education Administrator's (IEA) 2016 Seminar in Japan. Holland is a two-time Fulbright recipient; he taught English and American Studies in Ukraine during the 2010-2011 academic year through the Fulbright program.

The International Education Administrators (IEA) seminar is designed to help U.S. international education professionals and senior higher education officials create empowering connections with the societal, cultural and higher education systems of other countries. Grant recipients participate in a two-week group seminar designed to familiarize U.S. higher education administrators with Japan's higher education system, society and culture. The goal of the program is to enhance the ability of international education administrators to serve international students and prospective study abroad students.

The Fulbright Program is the flagship of the 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. The primary source of funding for the Fulbright Program is an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations and foundations in foreign countries and in the United States also provide direct and indirect support. The program operates in more than 155 countries worldwide.

Gabrielle Maxey