Fulbright Taiwan Mentorship Program

Be Engaged & Be Impacted

The Foundation for Scholarly Exchange aspires to engage and impact people for life by awarding scholarships, building knowledge, developing long-term relationships, and enhancing Taiwan-American ties. 


To put our mission into practice, FSE is initiating the Fulbright Taiwan Mentorship Program in the summer of 2022, which provides an opportunity for U.S. alumni living in the U.S. to reconnect with FSE, support Fulbright programs, and devote themselves to welcoming and mentoring our Taiwan grantees. 


Alumni are our valuable resources. We aim to cultivate lasting relationships by connecting you with current Taiwan grantees, knowing that both alumni and grantees would benefit from your mentorship. In this way, the Fulbright experience and influence would not be limited to the grant period but continue to cycle through alumni engagement and support.

Program Plan

  • Recruit U.S. alumni mentors as volunteers
  • Collect consents from Taiwanese grantees to join the pool of mentees
  • Match mentors with mentees by FSE from the pool according to the geographical location. One mentor may be matched with several mentees depending on the number of applications. (A Taiwanese mentee could be matched with an American mentor at their host institution, in the same city, state or who works/ studies/ conducts research in the same field. It could also be a former ETA matching with FLTAs.)
  • Online introduction hosted by FSE to meet with mentors and mentees
  • The mentorships can be flexible in a formal or informal way, depending on the mutual consensus shared between the mentors and mentees

Roles of Mentors

  • Mentors are U.S. alumni who are currently living in the U.S.
  • Serve as Fulbright Taiwan mentors voluntarily and unpaid
  • The term for a mentor usually is 2 years but can be extended if a mentor desires to continue their volunteer service
  • Mentors are expected to initiate contact with their matched Taiwanese mentees after the introductions organized by FSE
  • Provide academic advice, cultural guidance, and practical suggestions
  • Organize at least one activity with the mentees during their grant period in the U.S.
  • The degree of commitment may vary depending on the availability of the mentor
  • Write a short report to share the mentorship experience with FSE

Roles of Mentees

A general overview of the roles and responsibilities of a Fulbright Campus Advisor:

  • Mentees are Taiwanese grantees bound for the U.S. 
  • Make the best of the Fulbright experience in the U.S.
  • Reach out to your mentor for advice
  • Write a short report to share the mentorship experience with FSE