Leaders for a Global Society
The Hubert H. Humprey Fellowship Program provides a year of professional enrichment inthe United States for experience professionals from designated countries throughout the world. The Humphrey Program is a Fulbright exhange activity. Its primary funding is provided by the U.S. Congress through the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State. The Institute of International Education (IIE) assists the U.S. Department of State in administering the Humphrey Fellowship Program.
The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program provides ten months of non-degree academic study and related professional experiences in the United States. Humphrey Fellows are selected based on their potential for leadership and their commitment to public service. The Humphrey Program fosters a mutual exchange of knowledge and understanding about issues of common concern in the United States and the Fellows’ home countries. The Program offers Fellows valuable opportunities for leadership development and professional engagement with Americans and their counterparts from many nations. More than 4,000 men and women have been honored as Humphrey Fellows since the program began in 1979. Between 160 and 200 Fellowships are awarded annually. Eighteen major universities in the United States host Humphrey Fellows.
Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship and University of Montana
Fellows who are otherwise strong Humphrey candidates but need improved English to benefit fully from the Humphrey experience participate in intensive English language training before the start of their Humphrey Fellowship Program (usually during the summer months). University of Montana is one of two universities in the United States to offer Intensive English Language training to the Humphrey Fellows.