The Fulbright Program

What is the Fulbright Program?

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government. Established in 1946 at the initiative of Senator James William Fulbright, the Fulbright Program is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries, through the exchange of persons, knowledge, and skills.  The Program provides participants– chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential– with the opportunity to study, teach, and conduct research, exchange ideas, and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.

Since 1960, when it first came to Romania, the Fulbright Program has provided and maintained most useful and beneficial intellectual, educational and cultural contacts between the two countries, with over 3,000 students, teachers, and scholars from both countries benefiting from this program.

After 1990, Fulbright exchanges have constantly expanded, playing an important role in assisting the democratic and economic reforms in Romania. Since May 1993, the Fulbright Program has been administered by the Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission, established in accordance with the bilateral agreement between the two Governments, represented by the U.S. Department of State and the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

*Disclaimer: This is not an official U.S. Department of State website. The views and information presented here are solely my own, and do not represent the Fulbright Program, the Department of State, or any other entity.

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