THE FULBRIGHT PROGRAM
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the Fulbright Program is the largest U.S. international exchange program offering opportunities for students, scholars and professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide. The Program was established in 1946 by the U.S. Congress to "enable the government of the United States to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries." In 2004, over six thousand grants, at a cost of more than $250 million, were awarded to U.S. students, teachers, professionals, and scholars to study, teach, lecture, and conduct research in more than 150 countries, and to their foreign counterparts to engage in similar activities in the United States. More than 1,100 grants are given specifically to U.S. students to study overseas.
The grants offer students one academic year of study, research, or teaching assistantship experience. Projects may include university course work, independent library or field research, professional training in the arts, independent projects in the social or life sciences, assistant teach English, or a combination of these or other projects. Graduating seniors, recent graduates, and graduate students are eligible to apply