Abigail Adams

Fulbright program in trouble under Trump

Fulbright program in trouble under Trump

“Did you ever play Twister with your girlfriend?”

“Do you eat French toast and pancakes with maple syrup for breakfast? With bacon too?”

“And how the heck does the Electoral College work?”

These were just a few of the questions I received from students and fellow professors during my Fulbright grant to San Lorenzo, Paraguay. The Fulbright Program, founded in the wake of World War II, doubles as the U.S.’s premier academic exchange and our most effective means of creating good will toward America. Unfortunately, the Fulbright and other related programs are under dire threat.

This month, the White House released its budget proposal for the fiscal year 2019. Buried...