Babson College Named Fulbright Top Producing Institution for U.S. Students

Babson College was named a Fulbright Top Producing Institution for U.S. Students by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The recognition is given to the U.S. colleges and universities that received the highest number of applicants selected for the 2022–2023 Fulbright U.S. Student Program.

This academic year, JerDrema (Dreme) Flynt M.Ed., MBA’22 was awarded a Fulbright grant, the first Babson graduate student to earn the prestigious prize and the 10th Babson recipient in the past 17 years. Flynt earned a U.S. Student Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in South Africa, which began this month. The Fulbright English Teaching Assistant programs place grantees in schools overseas to supplement local English language instruction and to provide a native speaker presence in the classrooms.

The Fulbright Program at Babson is administered through the Glavin Office of International Education. Babson last received the recognition in 2019–2020, when Julia Dean ’19 earned a Fulbright Study/Research Grant.

“The Fulbright program provides Babson alumni the opportunity to continue their entrepreneurial and global mindset development through prestigious teaching, study, or research awards in various countries around the world,” said Elise Beaudin MBA’10, director of short-term programs in the Glavin Office. “For Babson applicants, it is also about the personal introspection that takes place during the intense application process that allows them to see how their business-focused education is incredibly valuable to their own intercultural development, as well as to the work needed to build a more connected world.”

The Fulbright program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program. It was established more than 75 years ago to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. It is also among the largest and most diverse exchange programs in the world.

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