A few of the programs that IIE manages in this area are highlighted below.
Fulbright is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State, with additional funding from foreign governments, higher education institutions, and private sector partners and donors. IIE and its Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) have been proud partners in the Fulbright Program since its start in 1946.
Fulbright Scholar Program
From community colleges to liberal arts colleges to research universities, administrators continue to make internationalizing their campuses a top priority. The Fulbright Scholar Program is a vital resource. In 2009, the Scholar Program sent over 850 U.S. faculty abroad and 850 scholars visited the United States to teach, conduct research and become more familiar with the diversity of U.S. higher education. An additional 400 U.S. scholars helped launch new programs, train faculty and build educational capacity abroad. The Scholar Program’s “multiplier effect” infuses cross-cultural perspectives into existing curricula, revitalizes teaching methods, encourages study abroad, and opens doors for colleagues to teach in new places.
Visit the Fulbright Scholar program site
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
In the past year, over 1,000 graduating seniors and young professionals received Fulbright grants to research or grants in 125 participating countries. The program received the highest number of applications in its history and awarded an all-time high number of awards.
In addition, over 500 recent graduates interacted face-to-face with young people in classrooms and communities through the Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Program. In 2009, this high-impact component of the Fulbright Program expanded to many new countries, including Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Georgia, Greece, Jordan, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Nepal, Norway, Peru, South Africa and Sri Lanka.
Visit the Fulbright U.S. Student program site
Fulbright Foreign Student Program
Strong bi-partisan Congressional support enables the Fulbright Foreign Student Program to serve a diverse group of students and young professionals who engage in undergraduate, graduate and teaching assistant programs at U.S. colleges and universities. The placement of students at a wide variety of institutions in every U.S. state is testament to the long-term campus impact of Fulbright students.Visit the Fulbright Foreign Student program site
Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program
Building international and cultural bridges through language learning, the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) program assists in the instruction of their native languages on campuses around the U.S. and left a lasting impact on their students and peers.Visit the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant program site
Hubert H. Humphrey Program (HHH)
HHH is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and administered by IIE. Since 1979, more than 4,200 Fellows have participated in the Program, hosted by 43 U.S. universities. The Fellowships provide a year of professional enrichment in the U.S. for experienced professionals from designated countries around the world.Visit the Hubert H. Humphrey program site