The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The Fulbright Program operates in over 155 countries worldwide. Approximately 8,000 grants are awarded annually. Grantees are selected on the basis of academic and professional excellence, career and leadership potential, character and the willingness to exchange ideas, and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. The grants are in the form of financial stipends that allow students, scholars, artists, and teachers to study, lecture, teach or conduct independent research. Since its inception in 1946 approximately 360,000 "Fulbrighters" have participated in the Program.
The Fulbright Program is active in more than 155 countries – you can visit www.fulbright.state.gov to get more information on the Fulbright Program and the 155 Fulbright Commissions worldwide.