Fulbright Commissions Worldwide
The Fulbright Program is the United States Government’s most prestigious grant program. The U.S. Congress created the Fulbright Program in 1946, immediately after World War II, to foster mutual understanding among nations through educational and cultural exchanges. Senator J. William Fulbright, sponsor of the legislation, saw this legislation as a step toward building an alternative to armed conflict. The Fulbright Program enables U.S. students and artists to benefit from unique resources in every corner of the world and allows students, teachers, and academics from all over the world to study in the U.S.A. The Fulbright Program provides individuals with the chance to gain international competence in an increasingly interdependent world.
The Fulbright Program is celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2016.
Our future is not in the stars but in our own minds and hearts. Creative leadership and liberal education, which in fact go together, are the first requirements for a hopeful future for humankind. Fostering these – leadership, learning and empathy between cultures – was and remains the purpose of the international scholarship program that I was privileged to sponsor in the U.S. Senate over forty years ago. It is a modest program with an immodest aim – the achievement in international affairs of a regime more civilized, rational and humane than the empty system of power of the past. I believed in that possibility when I began. I still do.
Senator J. William Fulbright
You can visit www.fulbright.state.gov to get more information on the Fulbright Program and the 155 Fulbright Commissions worldwide.