The Fulbright Program and the National Parks

While the world is full of beautiful places, only the most unique and spectacular earn the distinction of being named a national park. These parks have served as a source of inspiration, wonder, and research for Fulbrighters over the past 75 years. The national parks of the United States have been popular destinations for Fulbrighters to explore and work for decades. Fulbright has helped foster cultural and scholarly exchanges between the National Park Service (NPS) and national parks around the world, in an effort to ensure that the world’s natural heritage is protected. 

Fulbright’s close relationship with the NPS was strengthened this year with the announcement of the Fulbright-National Parks Partnership. The Fulbright Program and the NPS pledged to combine efforts, resources, and ideas to increase environmental and cultural awareness around the world through Fulbright exchanges.

As we celebrate the 105th anniversary of the National Park Service, we invite you to take a tour of the different parks Fulbrighters have visited or worked in, from the volcanic landscapes of Haleakalā in Hawaii, to Acadia, the crown jewel of Maine’s Atlantic coast.

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