UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND — Chloe Goode, a University of Richmond sophomore from Richmond, Virginia, has received a competitive opportunity to study at Queen’s University Belfast through a Fulbright Summer Institute in the United Kingdom. Goode is one of 36 students to participate, and she is the first Richmond student to receive this award.
The program, which targets U.S. undergraduates who have little to no international travel experience and are unlikely to travel outside the U.S. without financial support, is one of the most prestigious and selective summer scholarship programs in the world. The Fulbright US-UK Summer Institutes promote leadership, learning, and empathy among nations through educational exchange.
Summer Institute participants are selected through a rigorous application and interview process that considers academic merit, leadership potential, and cultural curiosity. Many are low-income and/or first-generation college students from a diverse range of backgrounds.
“I will be the first person in my immediate family to travel to the UK, and I could not be more grateful,” Goode said. “I would not have the means to travel internationally without the assistance of a program like Fulbright.”
Goode will spend three weeks studying the historical, cultural, political, environmental, and socio-economic factors of Northern Ireland. Participants also engage with local communities and visit political, historical, and cultural sites.
“I will have the opportunity to work with academic experts and a bright cohort of peers from various backgrounds while embarking on once-in-a-lifetime experiential learning opportunities,” Goode said. “This will be extremely enriching culturally, academically, and on a personal level. I am confident that this work will enable me to increase my global consciousness and connect with a network of dynamic individuals.”