Marist College’s Dean of International Programs, Dr. John Peters, has been selected as a 2022–2023 Fulbright US International Educator Award recipient.
The highly competitive award gave Peters the opportunity to travel to Paris and Nantes, France, to meet with French government and education officials to help develop relationships between US and French educational institutions.
Peters, who has served as dean of international programs at Marist since 2009, and has been involved in international education throughout his career, with experience in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Pacific, and the Americas.
“Marist students are increasingly interested in studying abroad in France, and I’m extremely grateful to Fulbright for the opportunity to meet with leading French educational institutions to further develop programs for our students,” Peters said. “I’m equally excited by the opportunity to develop new exchange relationships with French universities, which will help us to enroll more French students at the Marist home campus.”
Fulbright IEA seminars are designed to help US international education professionals and senior higher education officials create connections with their counterparts and higher education systems of other countries. Those selected have the opportunity to learn about the host country’s education system as well as establish networks over the course of two weeks.
The Fulbright Scholar Program, which is overseen by the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, funds activities and projects that recognize and promote the relationship between educational exchange and international understanding, in addition to the merit of the proposals.
Marist Abroad offers a variety of study abroad experiences, with program offerings on six continents. Marist offers semester, full academic year, winter, summer, and short-term faculty-led study abroad programs, enabling students of any major to study internationally and graduate according to their planned schedule. The program is ranked second in the nation among master's-granting institutions for semester and academic-year abroad as well as total number of students studying abroad in the most recent Institute of International Education’s Open Doors Report and has also received the Senator Paul Simon Award for the College’s Freshman Year Abroad programs in Italy and Ireland.