Jensen will live in
Since the program's inception in 1946, a number of
The United States Congress created the Fulbright Program in 1946, immediately after World War II. Senator J. William Fulbright, sponsor of the legislation, saw it as a step toward building international cooperation, according to the Fulbright Web site.
"With this as a starting point, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 255,000 participants — chosen for their leadership potential — with the opportunity to observe each others’ political, economic and cultural institutions, exchange ideas and embark on joint ventures of importance to the general welfare of the world’s inhabitants," the site said.
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program in the
Jensen is the recipient of the Binational Business Grant that includes a full-time internship and part-time graduate studies in
"I will be doing my internship with Scotiabank in its corporate and investment banking department," she said. "I'm not sure at which university I will study, but I have looked seriously at Tec de Monterrey. I will take classes that will apply toward the master's degree in accounting that I plan to finish at
Jensen said she wants to bring home a better understanding of international business and the culture of
"I am excited for the opportunity to represent our country as a Fulbright Fellow in
The U.S. Student Fulbright Program awards approximately 1,000 grants annually and operates in more than 140 countries. For more than 57 years, this
For more information about student Fulbright awards, contact the Provost's office at