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Sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Fulbright Program provides funding for students, scholars, teachers, and professionals to undertake graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools.

Fulbright Programs

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Offers fellowships for U.S. graduating seniors, graduate students, young professionals and artists to study abroad for one academic year. The Program also includes the English Teaching Assistant component.

The Fulbright Foreign Student Program
Enables graduate students, young professionals and artists from abroad to conduct research and study in the United States. Some scholarships are renewed after the initial year of study.

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program
Sends American scholars, professionals, and artists abroad to lecture and/or conduct research for up to a year.

The Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program
Brings foreign scholars, professionals, and artists to lecture and/or conduct post-doctoral research for up to a year at U.S. colleges and universities.

The Fulbright Classroom Teacher Exchange Program
Offers educators the opportunity to exchange teaching positions with a teacher from another country for one semester or academic year.

The Distinguished Fulbright Awards in Teaching Program
Recognizes and encourages excellence in primary and secondary classroom teaching in the U.S. and abroad.

The Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program
Provides opportunities for young English teachers from overseas to refine their teaching skills and broaden their knowledge of American culture and society while strengthening the instruction of foreign languages at colleges and universities in the United States.

Fulbrighters' Stories

  • Fulbright grantee Deanna Fei discusses her book "A Thread of Sky".
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  • Fulbright-mtvU grantee Michael Silvers discusses his project in Brazil.
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  •   Rebecca Cammisa

    Rebecca Cammisa discusses how her 2005-06 Fulbright to Mexico helped her in producing and directing the Oscar-nominated "Which Way Home". 
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  • 2009 Fulbright FLTA teacher Parviz Hussaini, from Afghanistan, speaks about his time in the U.S.
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