The United States and France are marking the 70th anniversary of the U.S.-France Fulbright Program this year with a permanent increase in funding for the program, underscoring the diplomatic importance of this international academic exchange between the two countries.
The Fulbright Program supports the exchange of U.S. and French students, scholars, higher education administrators, teachers, and researchers. The program serves as a foundation for strong relationships between our higher education communities and future leaders.
Recognizing joint priorities, this increase in funding constitutes additional support for the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields, and support for additional U.S. Fulbright English Teaching Assistants (ETAs). Fulbright ETAs in France are placed in secondary schools that have been identified as priority education areas with high levels of minority and immigrant populations.