The United States and the Republic of Albania Expand Fulbright Partnership

September 26, 2019

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs is pleased to announce the expansion of the mutual exchange of U.S. and Albanian students and scholars via the Fulbright Program.

Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Marie Royce and Albanian Acting Foreign Minister Gent Cakaj co-signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today in New York. The MOU conveys the Albanian Government’s commitment to provide sustainable support to the Fulbright Student Program, in order to provide more opportunities for students to participate in the Fulbright Program.

The Fulbright program in Albania was established in 1991. Since then, more than 350 U.S. and Albanian scholars and students have conducted research, taught, or studied at U.S. and Albanian universities through the Fulbright Program.

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program of the U.S. government, designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 390,000 passionate and accomplished students, scholars, artists, and professionals of all backgrounds and fields the opportunity to study, teach, and conduct research, exchange ideas, and contribute to finding solutions to complex global challenges.

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