Over the past four decades or so, Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows have traveled from all over the world to American universities—including the University of California, Davis—for professional and leadership development. The Humphrey Fellows also find time for traveling within the United States, and this past spring, the UC Davis Fellows traveled to Washington, D.C., and Atlanta, Georgia.
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the Fulbright Program aims to increase mutual understanding between the United States and other countries, through the exchange of persons, knowledge, and skills.
Nihal Buzkan of Turkey is savoring her time in the vineyards and labs at UC Davis like she would a good wine. A professor of grapevine pathology at Kahramanmaras Sutcu Iman University, she is among the 15 scholars from 10 countries who are researching and teaching at UC Davis through the Fulbright Program.
Global Affairs Director of Global Professional Programs reflects on her experiences in Bhutan—in the past as a Fulbright Scholar and in the present as a Global Affairs Seed Grant awardee—and looks ahead to the future as she will be bringing the inaugural cohort of UC Davis students to study abroad there.
The newest cohort of Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows has officially arrived on campus. This year’s fellows come to UC Davis from 11 countries to advance their leadership and professional skills through public service collaborations while enhancing their academic knowledge through non-degree coursework.