While the concept of an additional 100 people filing into the small-but-mighty state of Rhode Island might be puzzling, it’s in fact the case. Even more interesting is the fact that these 100 individuals are hanging out in Providence for a jam-packed four days… and that they’re all international Fulbright scholars. Yeah, Providence’s IQ just went through the roof.
According to a report on Boston.com, 100 Fulbright scholars from 70 different countries are gracing our tiny city with their presence. The purpose of their visit? This event, sponsored by the U.S. State Department, will allow these individuals to participate alongside Providence historians in various community service projects and engage with the city’s history that dates back to colonial times. It’s easy to take the glorious PVD for granted, but it played an integral role in the development of the United States as we know it. (We’re actually kind of jealous that we’re not on this program with them.) That said, keep an eye out for some really smart international students on the Hill this weekend.