Fulbright Program

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The Fulbright Program "promotes educational exchanges, primarily for university faculty and students, that involve lecturing, research and graduate study. Over 40,000 US faculty have taken up positions abroad for a semester or longer, and an equal number have come to the US.

"The program is administered by the Council for the International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), a private foundation. Fulbright programs receive approximately $120 million in Congressional appropriations. In addition, a number of participating governments contribute an additional amount of around $30 million. CIES is assisted in its activities by binational commissions or the Public Affairs Section of the US embassy in individual countries." [1]

Prominent Fulbright Scholars of the Past