In 2010, Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication became the second of two schools in the world to host a Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship in journalism and mass communications. The program, which is managed in partnership with the U.S. State Department and the Institute of International Education (IIE), brings accomplished mid-career professionals from emerging democracies to the U.S. for an intensive, 10-month academic study, professional and cultural immersion experience.
The Humphrey Fellowship Program at the Cronkite School has three primary goals:
- Foster personal and professional growth for each fellow.
- Prepare fellows to take up meaningful leadership roles in their home nations.
- Provide opportunities for a rich exchange of information among fellows, faculty, students, professionals and citizens of Arizona.
At the Cronkite School, fellows pursue independent studies in their areas of professional interest, receive leadership training, forge professional affiliations with journalism and public relations organizations in Arizona and across the nation, benefit from mentoring from Cronkite faculty, and engage in community service and other activities that provide an enriching encounter with American life.