Academic Exchange Programs - Graduate Students - #19.400
The Fulbright Student Program includes program components for U.S. students, foreign students, Foreign Language Teaching Assistantships, English Teaching Assistantships, Western Hemisphere Fulbright Faculty Development Program, Fulbright Graduate Fellows, and Science and Technology Awards. As authorized by the Fulbright-Hays Act, the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) seeks to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries by means of educational and cultural exchange programs, including the exchange of scholars, researchers, professionals, students, and educators. ECA programs foster engagement and encourage dialogue with citizens around the world. Educational and cultural engagement is premised on the knowledge that mutual understanding, the development of future leaders, and the benefits of education programs influence societies and affect official decision-making almost everywhere in the world today. ECA programs inform, engage, and influence participants across strategic sectors of society including young people, women, teachers, scholars, journalists, and other professionals increasing the number of foreign individuals who have first-hand experience with Americans and with the values of freedom, representative government, rule of law, economic choice, and individual dignity, while building international knowledge and capacity among Americans. The purpose of the Fulbright Student Program is to promote mutual understanding by providing opportunities for American and foreign students to study, do research, and/or serve as teaching assistants of their native languages abroad.
(Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements)) FY 08 $121,140,405; FY 09 $127,197,425; FY 10 $0 - FY2010 estimate not available.
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