Vanderbilt to host Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship for 16th consecutive year

2023 Hubert Humphrey Fellows standing on steps of Wyatt Center

For the 16th consecutive year Vanderbilt University has been selected to host the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship program at Peabody College of education and human development. Peabody will host annual groups of fellows in educational administration, planning and policy for up to five years.

“Once again, we are honored to have the Humphrey Fellowship program at Peabody. This initiative enriches Vanderbilt, the Nashville community, as well as the lives of educators and students across the globe. I look forward to welcoming the next cohort of fellows, as we continue to build bridges that connect Vanderbilt to the world,” said Camilla Benbow, Patricia and Rodes Hart Dean of Education and Human Development.

The Humphrey Fellowship is a Fulbright exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Leaders in education from developing nations and emerging democracies engage in professional development activities and mutual exchanges of knowledge at their host institutions and within the local community. The Institute of International Education oversees the Humphrey Fellowship program, which is implemented at 13 U.S. host universities every year.

During their year at Vanderbilt, Humphrey Fellows engage in many activities and projects, including developing a plan for impact once they return home, participating in the Humphrey Seminar Series to enhance professional and leadership skills and to share their professional expertise, auditing academic courses at Peabody College and throughout Vanderbilt, and contributing to the Nashville community through service projects.

As of 2023, Vanderbilt has hosted 146 Humphrey Fellows from 77 countries. The most recent cohort of fellows hails from Bahrain, Chile, Colombia, Djibouti, El Salvador, Hungary, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Romania.