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World Languages and Cultural Studies

About the Fulbright Program



About the Fulbright Program:

The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program.


To increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and people of other countries through educational exchange.


Sponsored by the United States Department of State, the Fulbright Program provides funding for students, scholars, teachers, artists and professionals to undertake graduate study, advanced research, university lecturing and teaching in elementary and secondary schools.

General Information:

The Fulbright Program is active in over 155 countries and awards approximately 8,000 new grants annually. Competitive, merit-based grants exist for U.S. citizens to go abroad and non-U.S. citizens to come to the United States to study, conduct research and teach. The Program was founded in 1946 under legislation introduced by U.S. Senator J. William Fulbright. It is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
(from the official Fulbright Program Facebook page)