Located in the South West Pacific Ocean, New Zealand (or Aotearoa – land of the long white cloud) is known to be one of the most picturesque and welcoming places on earth. An English-speaking small island nation of just over 4.5 million people, New Zealand is home to vibrant modern cities and some of the world’s most spectacular landscapes - from vast mountain ranges to steaming volcanoes, ancient forests, and breathtaking coastlines.
New Zealand has a rich and fascinating history, reflecting a unique mix of Māori, European, and Pacific cultures. New Zealand's Māori culture is an integral part of ‘Kiwi’ life. Māori are the tangata whenua, the indigenous people of New Zealand and their history, language, and traditions are central to New Zealand’s identity.
New Zealand is recognised internationally for its world-class education system, thriving industries, and unique natural environment making it the ideal destination for scholars across a wide range of disciplines. New Zealand is an innovation hub, powered by a diverse and dynamic population, known for their resourcefulness and creative problem-solving.
Fulbright Scholars in all disciplines are welcomed to undertake unique projects that are of benefit and interest to both New Zealand and the United States.