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International Education Week 2005: The Fulbright Program

Now in its sixth year, International Education Week is a global event

Posted: November 16, 2005 Related item: International Education Week 2005 announced  

As a part of International Education Week, November 14-18, the U.S. Department of State recognizes all those who have participated in or are currently participating in the Fulbright Program, its flagship international educational exchange program. Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has fostered the exchange of people and ideas. The Fulbright Program is a key component of our efforts to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other nations.

The Fulbright Program operates in over 150 countries worldwide. There are currently over 3,500 Fulbrighters from other countries studying, conducting research, and teaching in the United States and over 2,500 U.S Fulbright students and scholars studying, conducting research, and teaching abroad. The Department of State and its partner organizations have encouraged Fulbrighters in the U.S. and abroad to make special presentations about their home country and culture during International Education Week. Information on specific activities that Fulbrighters are engaged in during the week can be found at http://iew.state.gov/events/fulbright.htm.

The U.S. Department of State congratulates all 2005-2006 Fulbright students, scholars and teachers in the U.S. and abroad. More information on the Fulbright Program, including lists of all current U.S. Fulbright grantees, can be found at http://www.exchanges.state.gov/education/fulbright/.

In its sixth year, International Education Week is a global event, with students, educators, and community leaders participating in a wide range of activities to recognize and celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange in our classrooms and our educational systems. For more information on the events during the week, please visit http://iew.state.gov/.


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