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Fulbright Program
 


The Fulbright Program was created in 1946 to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. It encompasses numerous student and teacher exchange programs.  The American government offers a certain number of Fulbright scholarships for Senegalese students and teachers in all fields as part of their commitment to educational exchange.

Background

"It is a modest program with an immodest aim."

This is how Arkansas Senator J. William Fulbright described the exchange program that has borne his name since 1946. The program has allowed tens of thousands of university students and teachers to bring different cultures and civilizations together. It is today considered the most important and diverse educational exchange program in the world. Almost 6,000 scholarships are granted each year to Americans and to citizens of more than 140 countries around the world. The objective of the program, since its inception, has been to promote mutual understanding between American citizens and citizens of other countries.

The Fulbright program is managed by the American government, and administered by the Department of States Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, by the Fulbright Commission, and by the Department of Education. These governmental bodies collaborate with organizations such as the Institute of International Education (IIE) and the Council for International Exchange of Scholars-CIES.