A Curriculum for Tomorrow’s Workforce
The World Economic Forum states that the top three most important job skills in 2020 will be complex problem solving, critical thinking, and creativity. Memorizing and repeating information in a single discipline does not build these skills.
This is why Fulbright’s curriculum is built on the American tradition of liberal arts, sciences and engineering. To quote from a recent article published by the Association of American Colleges and Universities, “a liberal arts education produces the skills that business and industry leaders say they want.”
Interdisciplinary: The Liberal Arts, Sciences and Engineering
At Fulbright, you learn more than a single subject; you learn to think critically about ideas across subjects.
Our interdisciplinary core introduces you to topics spanning the arts, humanities, engineering, and the social, natural, and computational sciences, with a special focus on Vietnam.
Not only will you learn to see the world through different lenses, you will learn how to approach and solve problems from different angles and with creative solutions.
Student-Centered Approach to Teaching and Learning
At Fulbright, we believe you learn best when you engage directly with questions, problems and ideas. Fulbright’s faculty are open and accessible, guiding you to learn through discussions and debates, group projects, presentations and research opportunities.
You will have a dedicated faculty advisor, in addition to the faculty members teaching your classes and advising your student organizations, allowing you to connect with these bright and inspiring experts.
You will also learn from your classmates, especially in your campus residences that you will share, live and create in together.
Developing Skills, Values and Character in Students
Our approach is to educate the whole person. At Fulbright, we want you not only to know important things, we want you to be able to do important things and be the kind of person who can live an intentional, fulfilling life.
Throughout Fulbright’s program you will contemplate meaningful values, grow in character, and develop important competencies for life and work: critical thinking, innovative and creative thinking, effective communication, reasoning, collaboration, ethical reasoning, civic engagement, and lifelong learning.
Opportunities for Immediate Real-World Engagement
Your learning at Fulbright extends beyond the classroom. All students live on campus to enhance your opportunities for learning with (and from) fellow students.
Off campus, you can participate in field trips, service activities, special events such as conferences, and international exchanges with other universities.
As a requirement, you will complete at least one significant “experiential learning” activity while at Fulbright, such as participation in an internship, student research, fieldwork, or professional experience.