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April 28, 2008

German Fulbright Scholars Visit Bloomberg School of Public Health

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health hosted a group of scholars on April 23 from the Fulbright Seminar for German Administrators in International Education. Twenty-five student services administrators, development and alumni officers, and international student services administrators spent the day touring and interacting with faculty and staff from the Homewood campus, Bloomberg School of Public Health, School of Nursing, and Johns Hopkins Hospital.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for Fulbright Scholars from Germany to learn and compare their academic infrastructure with that of the United States,” said Betty H. Addison, a 2007 administrative Fulbright Scholar and director of Career Services and Disability Support at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. “Scholars learn and discuss American society, culture and higher education systems through campus visits, meetings with colleagues and government officials as well as various techniques used to recruit students.”

Last October, a group of American scholars, including Addison, traveled to Germany on a similar visit. 

The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Since its inception, the Fulbright Program has exchanged over a quarter of a million people — 98,400 Americans who have studied, taught or researched abroad, and 162,600 students, scholars and teachers from other countries who have engaged in similar activities in the United States. The program operates in over 150 countries worldwide.

During their two week stay, the Fulbright scholars will visit a number of colleges and universities across the United States.

For additional information, please contact Natalie Wood-Wright at 410-614-6029 or at