Welcome to the Fulbright New Zealand Alumni Association – Te Whakawhitinga Aotearoa-Amerika. The Fulbright New Zealand Alumni Association was launched in June 2009. Membership is open to alumni of all educational and cultural exchanges administered by Fulbright New Zealand and the United States Government; and to individuals, companies and organisations that support Senator J. William Fulbright’s vision to foster leadership, learning and empathy between cultures.
Alumni are essential to the continued success of the Fulbright and associated international educational exchange programmes in New Zealand. The Fulbright New Zealand Alumni Association comprises a network of international educational exchange scholars from the inception of the Fulbright Programme in the 1940s to present scholars as well as associate and corporate members.
The purpose of the Fulbright New Zealand Alumni Association is to celebrate and promote international educational exchange by:
The Alumni Association is centrally coordinated from Wellington and regionally driven, with six active alumni groups around New Zealand and two in the US.
“I am convinced that the underlying reason for William Fulbright’s hard work on the exchange programme was not only for peace but to lay the groundwork for a worldwide network of intelligent and dedicated leaders to deal with (world) issues together.”
– Harriet Fulbright, Parliament Buildings, Wellington, August 2002