About Fulbright

The Fulbright Program offers grants to study, teach and conduct research for U.S. citizens to go abroad and for non-U.S. citizens to come to the United States.

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The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.

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The Fulbright Program is active in more than 155 countries - explore our world with this interactive map.

"Educational exchange can turn nations into people, contributing as no other form of communication can to the humanizing of international relations."
- J. William Fulbright, 1983

The Program was established in 1946 under legislation introduced by late Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas and is sponsored by the United States Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA).

Approximately 325,400 “Fulbrighters,” 122,800 from the United States and 202,600 from other countries, have participated in the Program since its inception more than sixty years ago. The Fulbright Program awards approximately 8,000 grants annually.

Currently, the Fulbright Program operates in over 155 countries worldwide.

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